How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Technology companies were high on the leaderboard again Tuesday as Wall Street extended its recent winning streak and headed for its third monthly gain in a row.

Health care stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending were also among the big gainers, while safe-play sectors like real estate and utilities stocks fell. Bond yields rose, a sign of investors’ increasing confidence in the prospects for economic growth.

On Tuesday:

The S&P 500 rose 13.43 points, or 0.4%, to 3,131.29.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 131.14 points, or 0.5%, to 26,156.10.

The Nasdaq climbed 74.89 points, or 0.7%, to 10,131.37.

The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks picked up 5.81 points, or 0.4%, to 1,439.34.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 33.55 points, or 1.1%.

The Dow is up 284.64 points, or 1.1%.

The Nasdaq is up 185.24 points, or 1.9%

The Russell 2000 is up 20.70 points, or 1.5%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is down 99.49 points, 3.1%.

The Dow is down 2,382.34 points, or 8.4%.

The Nasdaq is up 1,158.76 points, or 12.9%.

The Russell 2000 is down 229.13 points, or 13.7%.

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