U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.65%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.65%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.65%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.68%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ), which rose 6.07% or 3.11 points to trade at 54.33 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 3.42% or 1.74 points to end at 52.62 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 2.54% or 5.43 points to 219.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 1.48% or 2.21 points to trade at 147.50 in late trade. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) declined 1.26% or 1.45 points to end at 113.85 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) shed 0.65% or 0.73 points to 112.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ: HAS ) which rose 9.95% to 119.31, Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE: SHW ) which was up 7.84% to settle at 490.23 and Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE: SWK ) which gained 7.18% to close at 151.66.

The worst performers were PulteGroup Inc (NYSE: PHM ) which was down 8.33% to 30.69 in late trade, Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION ) which lost 5.31% to settle at 42.83 and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR ) which was down 3.96% to 142.47 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hoth Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: HOTH ) which rose 58.82% to 6.75, Therapix Biosciences Ltd (NASDAQ: TRPX ) which was up 47.83% to settle at 3.40 and Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT ) which gained 31.63% to close at 6.9500.

The worst performers were Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MRNS ) which was down 70.10% to 1.19 in late trade, Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VIVE ) which lost 60.82% to settle at 0.1598 and Intracellular Th (NASDAQ: ITCI ) which was down 31.64% to 8.19 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1952 to 1006 and 126 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1449 rose and 1191 declined, while 93 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.80% to 12.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.61% or 8.75 to $1418.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.65% or 0.93 to hit $57.15 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.08 to trade at $64.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1152, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 108.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.417.

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