S&P 500 (Figure 2)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) ended the day with a gain of 145.13 points, or 1.21%, and closed at 12,188.69 on Tuesday. Twenty-six of the Dow's thirty index components posted a gain. The top performers were Caterpillar (CAT) (+3.02%), McDonald's (MCD) (+2.47%), Home Depot (HD) (+2.44%), and Alcoa (AA) (+2.42%). The weakest were JP Morgan Chase (JPM) (-0.85%), Disney (DIS) (-0.39%), Bank of America (BAC) (-0.28%), and Procter & Gamble (PG) (-0.16%).
The S&P 500 ($SPX) gain of 16.57 points, or 1.29%, and closed at 1,296.67. Nike (NKE) (+10.14%) was the top percentage performer. Other top performers were Monster Worldwide (MWW) (+9.80%), First Solar (FSLR) (+6.80%), and SuperValu (SVU) (+5.68%). The weakest percentage performers were Motorola Mobility (MMI) (-3.42%), Lorillard (LO) (-1.85%), and Altria Group (MO) (-1.53%).