Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Investors were pleased with the outcome of the first presidential debate as stocks boasted moderate gains Tuesday.
The Dow jumped 133.47 (+0.74 percent) to finish at 18,228.30.
The Nasdaq gained 48.22 (+0.92 percent) to close at 5,305.71, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,159.93, up 13.83 (+0.64 percent) from its open.
Crude oil sunk 3 percent with prices hitting above $44 a barrel.
Presidential Debate: Stocks and currencies called Monday night’s debate for Hillary Clinton by posting gains on Wall Street. Investors see Clinton as a “known commodity,” and they can anticipate what her policies will look like, while Trump “is a wild card” and against the status quo for investors.
The U.S. dollar and the Mexican peso also had a bump from the debate results.
Winners and Losers: EndoChoice Holdings Inc.’s stock skyrocketed 89 percent on news that Boston Scientific Corp. would acquire the medical device-making company for $210 million.
Shares in Caesars Entertainment Corporation sunk 19 percent after the gaming corporation announced it had agreed on a reorganization deal with its major creditor groups.
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