The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a glass ceiling on Tuesday, surpassing the 30,000 mark for the first time ever.
At the close of business, the Dow Jones rested at the 30,046.24 mark. This was an increase of 454.97, or 1.54 percent. The Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 had strong days, as well. The Nasdaq closed at 12,036.78 points, an increase of 156.15 points, while the S&P 500 had an increase of 1.62 percent, ending at 3,635.41 points.
Both the S&P and the Russell 2000, which ended at 1,853.53, had record highs, along with the Dow Jones.
Three Arkansas companies made gains at the market on Tuesday. Tyson had the strongest growth, in terms of percentage, with a gain of $1.67, or 2.65 percent, to $64.80 per share. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. had the strongest growth in terms of actual value gained, with its stock surging by $2.85 per share to $136.68 per share.
Walmart saw a slight increase in value, rising by roughly $0.43 per share, or 0.28 percent, to $151.36 per share.
However, two Arkansas companies saw their value drop amid the record-breaking day. Murphy USA had the biggest decline, falling by $2.30 per share, or 1.75 percent. The company ended the day at $129.07 per share. Dillard’s also took a hit today, dropping by 1.39 percent. Dillard’s ended the day at a $47.42 per share valuation, a decrease of $0.67.