U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.01%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.01%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.01%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.52%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 2.04% or 5.04 points to trade at 251.68 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 1.96% or 0.98 points to end at 51.07 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) was up 1.76% or 4.93 points to 285.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which lost 3.20% or 4.91 points to trade at 148.60 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 3.11% or 3.19 points to end at 99.28 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) shed 2.02% or 2.31 points to 112.15.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALXN ) which rose 6.31% to 115.58, Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO ) which was up 5.82% to settle at 129.99 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which gained 5.31% to close at 10.71.

The worst performers were Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which was down 10.76% to 15.93 in late trade, Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C ) which lost 6.94% to settle at 44.81 and Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was down 6.19% to 3.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Novus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: NVUS ) which rose 192.88% to 1.1100, Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MRNS ) which was up 51.66% to settle at 3.200 and Oasis Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ: OAS ) which gained 28.34% to close at 0.519.

The worst performers were Nano X Imaging Ltd (NASDAQ: NNOX ) which was down 22.78% to 38.00 in late trade, Francescas Holdings (NASDAQ: FRAN ) which lost 22.19% to settle at 3.94 and 89bio Inc (NASDAQ: ETNB ) which was down 17.17% to 30.44 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1666 to 1395 and 91 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1454 rose and 1367 declined, while 97 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.01% to 25.59.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.09% or 1.75 to $1961.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.06% or 1.14 to hit $38.40 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.10% or 0.04 to trade at $40.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1848, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 105.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.115.

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