Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.20 percent to 25,511.53 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.75 percent to 7,383.71. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.39 percent to 2,748.90.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
Tuesday morning, the communication services shares climbed 0.6 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Gogo Inc GOGO 26.94% up 25 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. IIJI 13.04% up 13 percent.
In trading on Tuesday, financial shares fell 0.3 percent.
CVS Health Corporation CVS 3.15% reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
CVS reported earnings of $1.73 per share, beating estimates of $1.71. Sales totaled $47.269 billion, which missed estimates of $47.2 billion.
CVS Health reaffirmed its FY18 adjusted earnings forecast of $6.98 to $7.08 per share.
Equities Trading UP
ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. CVON 32.08% shares shot up 32 percent to $12.44 after the company agreed to be purchased by CVC Fund VII for $1.8 billion.
Shares of Vericel Corporation VCEL 34.99% got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.41 after the company reported upbeat Q3 results and raised its FY18 total net product sales guidance.
On Deck Capital, Inc. ONDK 22.72% shares were also up, gaining 22 percent to $8.20 after the company reported upbeat Q3 earnings.
Equities Trading DOWN
GreenSky, Inc. GSKY 38.47% shares dropped 39 percent to $9.00 after the company reported Q3 results and lowered EBITDA guidance.
Shares of frontdoor, inc. FTDR 29.86% were down 30 percent to $24.60 after the company posted downbeat Q3 earnings.
AAC Holdings, Inc. AAC 31.3% was down, falling around 31 percent to $3.65 following Q3 results. AAC Holdings posted a Q3 loss of $0.08 per share on sales of $77.5 million.
In commodity news, oil traded up 0.11 percent to $63.17 while gold traded up 0.27 percent to $1,235.60.
Silver traded down 0.05 percent Tuesday to $14.64, while copper rose 0.04 to $2.757.
European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 declined 0.51 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.76 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index slipped 0.29 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX slipped 0.36 percent, and the French CAC 40 slipped 0.55 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.98 percent.
The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index rose 0.1 percent during the first four weeks of October versus September.
The number of job openings declined to 7 million in September, compared to 7.3 million in August.
The Treasury is set to auction 8-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
The Treasury will auction 52-week bills and 10-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.