How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

AP News
Posted: May 10, 2016 5:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks surged to their biggest gain in two months on Tuesday after the Chinese government moved to stimulate the world's second-largest economy. That boosted the price of oil and sent energy companies higher. Chemicals and machinery companies also made big gains.

On Tuesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 222.44 points, or 1.3 percent, to 17,928.35.

The Standard & Poor's 500 advanced 25.70 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,084.39.

The Nasdaq composite index jumped 59.67 points, or 1.3 percent, to 4,809.88.

For the week:

The Dow is up 187.72 points, or 1.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 27.25 points, or 1.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 73.72 points, or 1.6 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 503.32 points, or 2.9 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 40.45 points, or 2 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 197.53 points, or 3.9 percent.