How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

AP News
Posted: Aug 23, 2016 4:50 PM

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.

On Tuesday:

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.