U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.35%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.35%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.35% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.97%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 5.42% or 19.22 points to trade at 374.12 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 3.05% or 5.08 points to end at 171.86 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) was up 2.69% or 1.24 points to 47.37 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 1.26% or 1.40 points to trade at 109.59 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 1.22% or 1.72 points to end at 139.25 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 0.49% or 0.28 points to 57.35.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which rose 6.94% to 111.78, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was up 5.74% to settle at 34.29 and Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO ) which gained 5.56% to close at 65.09.

The worst performers were SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE: SLG ) which was down 3.46% to 85.46 in late trade, Constellation Brands Inc Class A (NYSE: STZ ) which lost 2.81% to settle at 181.97 and Western Union Company (NYSE: WU ) which was down 2.49% to 19.56 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Moneygram Int (NASDAQ: MGI ) which rose 167.59% to 3.88, China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: CIFS ) which was up 50.00% to settle at 1.92 and Sophiris Bio Inc (NASDAQ: SPHS ) which gained 34.87% to close at 0.958.

The worst performers were ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CTRV ) which was down 45.42% to 5.3000 in late trade, Senmiao Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: AIHS ) which lost 42.48% to settle at 2.64 and Digital Ally Inc (NASDAQ: DGLY ) which was down 42.07% to 1.680 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2147 to 885 and 25 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1837 rose and 814 declined, while 100 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.30% to 15.15.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.54% or 7.25 to $1350.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 4.08% or 2.13 to hit $54.30 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $62.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1196, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 108.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 97.153.

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