5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday

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1. Stocks set to rally again, tracking higher for April

With just days left in April, the Dow was up over 10%, tracking to break a three-month losing streak with its best monthly performance since October 2002. The S&P 500 was up more than 11% in April, also pacing to snap a three-month losing streak and with its best monthly performance since January 1987. As of Monday’s close, the S&P 500 was about 15% from its February all-time high and over 30% above its March coronavirus low. The Dow was also up more than 30% from its March low and about 18% from its February record.

2. Four of the Dow-30 companies report earnings

3M shares jumped Tuesday after the manufacturing conglomerate reported first-quarter earnings and revenues that topped expectations as demand for safety equipment and cleaning products spiked during the pandemic. The maker of N95 medical


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