US Market Indexes Close With Gains Tuesday, Dow Up 0.68%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,635.01 on Tuesday with a gain of 173.31 points or 0.68%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,755.45 for a gain of 17.14 points or 0.63%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,375.96 for a gain of 47.11 points or 0.64%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 19.91 with a loss of -0.05 points or -0.25%.

Tuesday’s market movers

U.S. market indexes continued gains Tuesday with large-cap indexes posting a second consecutive positive close. Investors awaited midterm election results and the end of the Federal Reserve’s November monetary policy meeting. There were no major reports on the economic calendar. The Treasury held auctions for four-week bills, 52-week bills and 10-year notes at the following rates: four-week, 2.200%; 52-week, 2.645%; 10-year note, 3.209%.

In the S&P 500, materials and industrials led gains. On the earnings calendar, Vericel (NASDAQ:VCEL) and OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK) led gains. Vericel reported an earnings beat of 9 cents with a gain of 44%. OnDeck reported a beat of 6 cents with a gain of 32%.

In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led gains:

Small-cap stocks

In small caps, the Russell 2000 closed at 1,556.10 for a gain of 8.59 points or 0.56%. The S&P 600 closed at 980.27 for a gain of 5.53 points or 0.57%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 9,673.80 for a gain of 39.20 points or 0.41%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9,772.09 for a gain of 46.63 points or 0.48%.

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1,881.95 for a gain of 11.56 points or 0.62%; the S&P 100 at 1,224.67 for a gain of 7.17 points or 0.59%; the Russell 3000 at 1,625.42 for a gain of 9.73

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