Stocks are holding near their highs of the day going into afternoon trading on Tuesday.

Banking and real estate stocks are continuing to lead the markets higher, while health insurance and steel stocks are also posting notable gains.

The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payor Index is up 4.1 percent and the Amex Steel Index is up 3 percent.

Meanwhile, housing and tobacco stocks are turning in some of the worst performances of the day, with the Philadelphia Housing Index down 2.1 percent and the Amex Tobacco Index down 1 percent.

Currently, the Dow is up 111.83 at 7,633.85, the Nasdaq is up 26.58 at 1,528.38, and the S&P 500 is up 11.76 at 799.29.

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