U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.77%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.77%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.77%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.07% or 0.90 points to trade at 44.46 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 2.06% or 2.52 points to end at 124.95 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.92% or 3.51 points to 186.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 0.89% or 0.96 points to trade at 106.37 in late trade. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) declined 0.51% or 0.25 points to end at 48.60 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) shed 0.47% or 0.70 points to 147.47.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were AutoZone Inc (NYSE: AZO ) which rose 5.57% to 1032.25, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH ) which was up 5.29% to settle at 35.00 and Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which gained 4.63% to close at 105.71.

The worst performers were Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which was down 12.34% to 55.15 in late trade, Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE: VAR ) which lost 1.97% to settle at 127.94 and JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT ) which was down 1.77% to 95.75 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were JMU Ltd (NASDAQ: JMU ) which rose 59.84% to 1.950, NanoVibronix Inc (NASDAQ: NAOV ) which was up 61.87% to settle at 4.50 and Westwater Resources Inc (NASDAQ: WWR ) which gained 29.92% to close at 4.9500.

The worst performers were BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: BCRX ) which was down 52.91% to 3.480 in late trade, China Bat Group Inc (NASDAQ: GLG ) which lost 46.21% to settle at 0.7100 and Novelion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: NVLN ) which was down 26.03% to 0.873 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2292 to 677 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1841 rose and 816 declined, while 82 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.34% to 14.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.22% or 2.80 to $1274.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.36% or 0.23 to hit $62.98 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $71.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1164, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 110.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.868.

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