Ryan Christensen, account executive at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Tuesday, August 7. Solid earnings continued to impact major U.S. stockA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. indexes with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.5% and both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ gaining around 0.3%. In terms of significant reporting, Disney ended the day down 2% after missing earnings and revenue expectations. Meanwhile, Elon Musk’s Twitter post regarding Tesla’s potential privatization ignited a frenzy of ethical and regulatory commentary—as well as stock momentum: Tesla’s shares surged 11% today.