U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.71%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.71%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.71% to hit a new 6-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.54%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 2.40% or 2.00 points to trade at 85.26 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 2.14% or 7.62 points to end at 363.58 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 1.95% or 2.85 points to 149.07 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ), which lost 1.15% or 0.79 points to trade at 68.03 in late trade. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) declined 0.84% or 0.39 points to end at 45.93 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 0.57% or 0.31 points to 54.39.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Unum Group (NYSE: UNM ) which rose 5.65% to 38.49, Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was up 4.94% to settle at 367.65 and Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP ) which gained 4.46% to close at 163.70.

The worst performers were General Mills Inc (NYSE: GIS ) which was down 7.62% to 44.13 in late trade, FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX ) which lost 5.53% to settle at 241.58 and Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc (NYSE: MMC ) which was down 4.01% to 83.16 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Realm Therapeutics PLC ADR (NASDAQ: RLM ) which rose 77.78% to 6.40, Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VKTX ) which was up 87.30% to settle at 19.460 and Vital Thera (NASDAQ: VTL ) which gained 70.09% to close at 0.43.

The worst performers were SAExploration Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SAEX ) which was down 26.17% to 5.980 in late trade, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY ) which lost 20.00% to settle at 0.012 and China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: CIFS ) which was down 19.64% to 9.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1719 to 1331 and 116 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1469 rose and 1095 declined, while 149 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.56% to 12.92.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.23% or 2.80 to $1203.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.51% or 1.04 to hit $69.72 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 1.00 to trade at $79.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1671, while USD/JPY rose 0.41% to 112.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 94.21.

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