U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.44%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.44%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.44%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.48%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.72% or 1.24 points to trade at 46.84 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) added 2.50% or 6.07 points to end at 249.27 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) was up 2.29% or 1.18 points to 52.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which lost 0.57% or 0.20 points to trade at 35.19 in late trade. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) declined 0.02% or 0.03 points to end at 134.12 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 0.02% or 0.06 points to 332.88.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC ) which rose 6.69% to 23.12, Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY ) which was up 6.47% to settle at 71.29 and Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which gained 4.84% to close at 44.17.

The worst performers were Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) which was down 2.47% to 57.23 in late trade, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which lost 2.07% to settle at 16.99 and United Dominion Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: UDR ) which was down 1.97% to 46.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MMTEC Inc (NASDAQ: MTC ) which rose 171.85% to 7.34, Golden Bull Ltd (NASDAQ: DNJR ) which was up 81.23% to settle at 1.02 and Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC (NASDAQ: DCPH ) which gained 79.95% to close at 35.90.

The worst performers were Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: GHSI ) which was down 59.66% to 0.2400 in late trade, Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX ) which lost 42.49% to settle at 0.2125 and Covetrus Inc (NASDAQ: CVET ) which was down 40.10% to 13.89 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2082 to 933 and 40 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1834 rose and 835 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 16.60% to 17.59.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 4.85 to $1512.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 3.31% or 1.82 to hit $56.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $60.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1172, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 106.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 97.683.

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