U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.77%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.77%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.77%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.57%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 5.20% or 2.36 points to trade at 47.76 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 4.27% or 14.32 points to end at 349.91 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) was up 3.21% or 2.32 points to 74.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which lost 3.54% or 4.24 points to trade at 115.40 in late trade. Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) declined 1.17% or 1.57 points to end at 132.76 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) shed 0.79% or 0.34 points to 42.89.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which rose 27.71% to 23.23, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which was up 24.75% to settle at 20.970 and Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC ) which gained 17.49% to close at 98.93.

The worst performers were FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR ) which was down 12.92% to 46.36 in late trade, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which lost 12.10% to settle at 3.270 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which was down 8.78% to 10.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Electro Scientific Industries Inc (NASDAQ: ESIO ) which rose 91.09% to 28.53, ReShape Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ: RSLS ) which was up 19.07% to settle at 0.0231 and TMSR Holding Company Ltd (NASDAQ: TMSR ) which gained 27.45% to close at 3.25.

The worst performers were Avinger Inc (NASDAQ: AVGR ) which was down 44.58% to 0.33 in late trade, Novume Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: NVMM ) which lost 43.08% to settle at 0.74 and LM Funding America Inc (NASDAQ: LMFA ) which was down 41.94% to 1.98 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2152 to 921 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1775 rose and 866 declined, while 81 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.47% to 23.35.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.58% or 7.10 to $1225.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.30% or 0.87 to hit $66.17 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.69% or 1.31 to trade at $76.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1346, while USD/JPY rose 0.53% to 112.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 96.77.

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