Dow Ends Day Up 108

Stocks rise, breaking 3-day losing streak
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 31, 2018 3:16 PM CDT
Traders Tommy Kalikas, left, and Michael Capolino work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 30, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street, breaking a three-day losing streak for the market, the AP reports. Industrial and health care companies led the gains on Tuesday. 3M and Pfizer each rose 3.5%. Charter Communications jumped 3.6% after reporting a strong quarter. Chip equipment maker KLA-Tencor soared 10.5% after its own results came in ahead of forecasts. The S&P 500 index rose 13 points, or 0.5%, to 2,816. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 108 points, or 0.4%, to 25,415. The Nasdaq composite climbed 41 points, or 0.5%, to 7,671. (Read more stock market stories.)

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