US markets closed at record highs again on Monday, led by financial companies.
Investors are trying to anticipate reaction to a Federal Reserve meeting later this week.
Shares in big banks, which tend to benefit from interest rate increases, climbed by more than 1%.
Policymakers are expected to hold interest rates steady, while providing more detail about plans to unwind its portfolio of securities, including US Treasuries.
JPMorgan Chase rose by 1.4%, Bank of America climbed 1.3%, while Goldman Sachs gained about 1%.
Among other stocks, Orbital ATK saw its shares jump by about 20% after the missile and rocket maker agreed to be bought by Northrop Grumman for $7.8bn.
Northrop Grumman rose about 3.4%.
Toymakers including Mattel saw their shares fall, amid reports that Toys R Us is considering filing for bankruptcy protection. Mattel shares slipped by 6.3%.