These 2 Stocks Made Monster Moves Tuesday

Investors in the stock market seemed to get a slow start to the holiday-shortened week, with most major market benchmarks giving up ground on Tuesday. As has often been the case lately, the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC) was the exception, but the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) gave up some ground on fears about the sustainability of the economic recovery.


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Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Helping to make the Nasdaq buck the trend were a couple of big-name stocks that trade on that exchange. Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) has soared in the past year and continued to gain ground on favorable comments from Wall Street, while Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) once again hit unprecedented heights as investors anxiously await the smartphone maker’s next hit release.

Moderna looks healthy

Shares of Moderna finished the day up almost 5%. The move upward came amid an expression of confidence from stock analysts at a couple different companies.

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