U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, with the energy sector pacing the market’s advance.
In corporate news, spicemaker McCormick reported quarterly earnings above analysts’ estimates.
In economic news, data for housing starts and consumer confidence were below expectations.
U.S. Treasuries were lower.
Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was moderate, with 868 million shares traded. Advancers outnumbered decliners by a 3-1 margin.
Gold rose 12 cents to $1,315.81, silver fell 11 cents to $15.44, and crude oil prices rose $1.23 to $60.05 a barrel.
The 30-year Treasury yield closed higher at 2.87 percent, and the 10-year Treasury yield finished higher at 2.42 percent.