Stock Market Today: UPS, Exxon Power Rally; Alphabet to Split 20-for-1

Investors enjoyed another session of broadly higher prices Tuesday; Google parent Alphabet announces 20-for-1 stock split

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The first day of February trading was a relative yawner as the three major indexes finished Tuesday with modest gains. But given that investors just suffered the worst month for stocks since the COVID bear market, they were likely grateful for a quiet, positive session.

If not, they received something a little more exciting in the form of an Alphabet (GOOGL, +1.7%) stock split.

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for, and the Managing Editor for before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.