Markets Finish Marginally Higher As Investors Anticipate Federal Reserve Meeting

U.S. indices closed marginally higher Tuesday as investors anticipate this week's Federal Reserve meeting and weigh recent earnings reports.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the number of job openings was at a series high of 11.5 million on the last business day of March, although little changed over the month.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics added that hires, at 6.7 million, were also little changed while total separations edged up to 6.3 million. Total separations are defined as quits, layoffs and discharges and other separations.

  • The Nasdaq composite finished higher by 0.22% to 12,563; The Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 QQQ gained 0.11% to $318.82
  • The S&P 500 traded higher by 0.48% to 4,175; The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY gained 0.46% to $416.38
  • The Dow Jones composite finished higher by 0.45% to 11,351; The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust DIA finished higher by 0.15% at $331.25

Here are the day's winners and losers from the Dow Jones, according to data from Benzinga Pro.

Boeing Co BA, JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM and Verizon Communications Inc. VZ were among the top gainers for the DIA.

Nike Inc NKEProcter & Gamble Co PG and Visa Inc V were among the top losers for the Dow Jones.

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