Dollars & Sense

Closing Bell | Most regional stocks close higher, led by Kansas City Southern, KC Life

Updated: 2013-03-26T21:18:12Z

Most regional stocks crossed the finish line with gains on Tuesday, as the overall averages closed on the plus side.

Among regional stocks, Kansas City Southern finished up 2.6 percent and Kansas City Life closed up 2.1 percent.

Other winners included Cerner, up .8 percent, Compass Minerals, up 1.4 percent, and UMB Financial, up .9 percent.

The loser list included Garmin, down .5 percent, YRC, down 7 percent, and Layne Christensen, down 1 percent.

The indexes BATS 1000 rose 133.30 points, or 0.76%, to close at 17,675.79.

Dow Jones rose 111.90 points, or 0.77%, to close at 14,559.65.

Nasdaq rose 17.19 points, or 0.53%, to close at 3,252.48.

S&P 500 rose 12.08 points, or 0.78%, to close at 1,563.77.

Regional stocks

Capitol Federal Financial rose 10 cents, or 0.84%, to close at $12.05.

Cerner Corp. rose 70 cents, or 0.76%, to close at $93.22.

Commerce Bancshares Inc. fell 8 cents, or 0.20%, to close at $40.52.

Compass Minerals rose $1.09, or 1.42%, to close at $77.82.

DST Systems Inc. rose $1.20, or 1.73%, to close at $70.56.

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. fell 13 cents, or 0.65%, to close at $19.79.

Garmin Ltd. fell 15 cents, or 0.45%, to close at $33.29.

Great Plains Energy rose 13 cents, or 0.57%, to close at $22.77.

H&R Block Inc. rose 45 cents, or 1.58%, to close at $28.91.

Inergy L.P. rose 26 cents, or 1.28%, to close at $20.54.

Kansas City Life Insurance Co. rose 83 cents, or 2.12%, to close at $39.93.

Kansas City Southern rose $2.80, or 2.62%, to close at $109.51.

Layne Christensen Co. fell 22 cents, or 1.00%, to close at $21.86.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc. rose 26 cents, or 0.25%, to close at $103.59.

Sprint Nextel Corp. rose 2 cents, or 0.33%, to close at $6.05.

UMB Financial Corp. rose 46 cents, or 0.94%, to close at $49.17.

Waddell & Reed Financial Corp. rose 57 cents, or 1.33%, to close at $43.35.

YRC Worldwide Inc. fell 55 cents, or 6.92%, to close at $7.40.

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