Ryan Christensen, account executive at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Tuesday, April 23. Major U.S. stockA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. indexes advanced on positive earnings news, with nearly 80% of companies that have reported first-quarter earnings exceeding analyst expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite gained 0.5%, 0.9% and 1.3%, respectively—pushing both the S&P and NASDAQ to record highs. In company news, Twitter’s stock surged 15% after the company exceeded both revenue and earnings forecasts; Hasbro also beat expectations and gained 14%.