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Stocks Build on Early Gains in Midday Trading, Nasdaq Moves Further into Record Territory

Stocks were climbing at midday on Tuesday, and the Nasdaq moved further into record territory.

Stocks traded mostly higher at midday on Tuesday, with the major averages building on early gains. The Nasdaq traded above its record high. Shares of Chipotle (CMG) - Get Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Report  moved higher after it reported same-store sales improved in the fourth quarter, as it continues to recover from a food safety scandal last year. The company also authorized a 100 million share buyback. Canadian firm Gildan Activewear (GIL) - Get Gildan Activewear Inc. Report has won the auction to acquire the American Apparel brand and some assets. The company paid $88 million in cash for those assets, but it won't be buying any retail stores. Biotech company Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) - Get Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. Report  advanced after the company released sales numbers for its new drug to treat a type of muscular dystrophy. The results were higher than analyst expectations.

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