U.S. stocks posted their best day in more than three months on Tuesday after Citigroup said it was profitable in the first two months of 2009.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> jumped 379.44 points, or 5.80 percent, to end unofficially at 6,926.49. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> surged 43.07 points, or 6.37 percent, to 719.60. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> leaped 89.64 points, or 7.07 percent, to 1,358.28.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Jan Paschal)