Wall Street Closes Up On M&A Activity

Category: Markets / Finance / Feb 19, 2013 5:03PM EDT
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday (February 19) as this year's ongoing surge in merger activity suggested investors were still finding value in the market even as indexes hovered near five-year highs. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 53.91 points, or 0.39 percent, at 14,035.67. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 11.15 points, or 0.73 percent, at 1,530.94. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 21.56 points, or 0.68 percent, at 3,213.59 (Video Source: Reuters)