US stocks climbed as Wall Street digested a slew of quarterly results and corporate news.
The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 24.21 points, or 0.30 per cent, to 8,000.23.
Shares of Johnson & Johnson rose 1.1 per cent at the close, contributing to the Dow. The company reported first-quarter results early Tuesday with its adjusted earnings of $2.10 per share, above the $2.03 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.
UnitedHealth Group also reported on Tuesday with both earnings and revenue beating estimates. Meanwhile, the US health care company raised its earnings guidance for the full year. The stock surged as more as 3.5 per cent in morning session, but closed at 4.01 per cent lower.
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