NEW YORK The S&P 500 posted its best day this month on Tuesday on the heels of solid earnings reports from names such as UnitedHealth and Netflix that put overall profits on track to snap a four-quarter streak of declines.The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 75.47 points, or 0.42 percent, to 18,161.87, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 13.09 points, or 0.62 percent, to 2,139.59 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 44.01 points, or 0.85 percent, to 5,243.84.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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Updated Date: Oct 19, 2016 02:00:05 IST