Market Snapshot: Stock market higher; Nasdaq aims to end 4-day decline

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 on track for their second straight daily gain, while the Nasdaq was poised to snap a four-day losing streak as recent weakness inspired some investors to hunt for investment opportunities.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.59% rose 71 points, or 0.3%, to 21,777. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.65% gained 9 points, or 0.4%, to 2,437. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.05% climbed 30 points to 6,243, a rise of 0.5%.

The day’s gains were broad, with nine of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors rising on the day.

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