U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.28%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.28%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.28% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.34%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which rose 3.06% or 1.05 points to trade at 35.37 at the close. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) added 2.50% or 1.67 points to end at 68.52 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 2.21% or 4.89 points to 225.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ), which lost 3.22% or 5.20 points to trade at 156.33 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 1.06% or 2.11 points to end at 197.47 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.51% or 0.48 points to 93.51.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which rose 6.47% to 5.76, Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS ) which was up 6.44% to settle at 27.61 and Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC ) which gained 5.60% to close at 17.92.

The worst performers were Anthem Inc (NYSE: ANTM ) which was down 3.42% to 189.24 in late trade, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) which lost 3.22% to settle at 156.33 and Extra Space Storage Inc (NYSE: EXR ) which was down 2.83% to 77.47 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Forward Pharma A S (NASDAQ: FWP ) which rose 36.60% to 6.99, Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ: AEMD ) which was up 35.13% to settle at 2.700 and Aldeyra The (NASDAQ: ALDX ) which gained 34.52% to close at 5.65.

The worst performers were Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: OPNT ) which was down 27.27% to 36.0000 in late trade, FalconStor Software Inc (NASDAQ: FALC ) which lost 26.92% to settle at 0.570 and Advaxis Inc (NASDAQ: ADXS ) which was down 19.88% to 5.48 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1901 to 1169 and 163 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1561 rose and 933 declined, while 147 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.12% to 10.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.01% or 0.13 to $1335.83 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.40% or 0.19 to hit $48.26 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.82% or 0.44 to trade at $54.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1963, while USD/JPY rose 0.67% to 110.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 91.91.

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