U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.68% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 3.32% or 13.18 points to trade at 410.18 at the close. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) added 2.13% or 1.13 points to end at 54.26 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.71% or 2.93 points to 174.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which lost 0.78% or 0.33 points to trade at 42.11 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 0.71% or 1.90 points to end at 266.31 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.60% or 0.59 points to 97.44.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: EL ) which rose 11.64% to 152.02, Leggett & Platt Incorporated (NYSE: LEG ) which was up 9.76% to settle at 44.88 and Ralph Lauren Corp Class A (NYSE: RL ) which gained 8.39% to close at 124.16.

The worst performers were Church & Dwight Company Inc (NYSE: CHD ) which was down 7.51% to 60.46 in late trade, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM ) which lost 5.93% to settle at 41.85 and Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX ) which was down 3.55% to 152.76 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Amyris Inc (NASDAQ: AMRS ) which rose 73.10% to 5.470, Evolus Inc (NASDAQ: EOLS ) which was up 26.00% to settle at 25.83 and Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd (NASDAQ: IGLD ) which gained 22.06% to close at 0.83.

The worst performers were BioLineRx Ltd (NASDAQ: BLRX ) which was down 40.23% to 0.439 in late trade, MDJM Ltd (NASDAQ: MDJH ) which lost 21.25% to settle at 4.04 and Control4 Co (NASDAQ: CTRL ) which was down 18.28% to 17.35 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1862 to 1145 and 119 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1386 rose and 1237 declined, while 87 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.02% to 15.57 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.01% or 0.15 to $1319.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.63% or 0.89 to hit $53.67 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.83% or 0.52 to trade at $61.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1407, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 109.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 95.822.

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