NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday, bringing indexes nearly back to the record levels they reached last week. Homebuilders rose sharply following a big jump in sales of new homes last month, and Best Buy soared after the electronics retailer reported a surge in profit as online sales increased.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 17.88 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,547.30.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 4.26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,186.90.
The Nasdaq composite rose 15.47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,260.08.
For the week:
The Dow is down 5.27 points, or 0.03 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 3.03 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 21.70 points, or 0.4 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,122.27 points, or 6.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 142.96 points, or 7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 252.67 points, or 5.1 percent.