Stocks Hold Gains In Afternoon; DaVita Hits New High
Stocks remained higher early Tuesday afternoon following better-than-expected factory data and strong auto sales. The Nasdaq was up 0.8%, while the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.6% each. Volume was 9% higher on the NYSE and 5% higher on the Nasdaq compared with the same time Monday. Health care stocks led the stock market today after the government announced that insurers would receive higher Medicare reimbursements.