U.S. stocks ended solidly higher Tuesday after equity investors were buoyed by Washington's decision to grant a temporary reprieve on restrictions to China telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co..
The S&P 500 climbed 0.9% to finish near 2,864. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 198 points, or 0.8%, to end around 25,877. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.1% to finish around 7,786. Equities rebounded from Monday's selloff in technology and chip-maker stocks after U.S. officials said they would give a 90-day exception to an export blacklist against Huawei, which has been in the cross sights of Washington.
However, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said his company would outmuscle its rivals in 5G in a few years, and that the company was ready for the export ban. In company news, shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. fell 7.4% after the department store chain missed analysts' expectations for first-quarter earnings.
Source : Marketwatch