Stocks extended gains on Tuesday, boosted by financial and technology shares one day after a sharp sell-off, while retailers were lifted by better-than-expected results from Home Depot Inc
The Nasdaq outpaced the other indexes after RBC cited compelling investment opportunities in the smartphone market and raised its price target on shares of Apple Inc
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 78.97 points, or 0.86 percent, to 9,214.31. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 8.55 points, or 0.87 percent, to 988.28. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 20.84 points, or 1.08 percent, to 1,951.68.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)