Stocks finished higher on Tuesday amid optimism on Greece and the U.S. housing market. Ken Meyers has the latest on Wall Street on the Acadiana Business Index.

  • The Dow closed up 125 points at 12580. The S&P 500 gained over 14 points to finish at 1332. The NASDAQ added 33 points to end the session at 2870. The NYSE was 15-4 positive on issues. NYSE Composite volume totaled 3.3 billion shares. Advancers outpaced decliners on the NASDAQ by 9-8 on issues.
  • The major averages advanced on Tuesday as polls showed Greek voters increased support for parties backing austerity measures. Stocks also received a lift from speculation of additional stimulus measures from China.
  • An unexpected decline in consumer confidence this month was offset by a report that showed home prices in the largest 20 U.S. cities fell at the slowest pace in over a year.
  • Economically sensitive stocks outperformed on the session with Caterpillar advancing $2.58 to $92.52, Alcoa up 26 cents to $8.89 and Bank of America gaining 29 cents to $7.44. Coal stocks rallied with Peabody Energy rising $1.34 to $25.22 after an analyst raised the outlook for the group before the open.
  • Over in tech, Apple climbed $10.82 to $572.45 amid speculation the company was set to start production of a new TV set. Facebook continued to struggle, falling $3.05 to $28.84, to extend its loss to over 20% since going public on May 17
  • The 10-year note closed down 5/32 to yield 1.75%.

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