U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.32%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.32%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.32%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.70%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.93% or 1.87 points to trade at 65.63 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 2.83% or 3.40 points to end at 123.39 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) was up 2.69% or 1.32 points to 50.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which lost 2.69% or 4.17 points to trade at 150.97 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 1.79% or 4.59 points to end at 251.23 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 1.41% or 4.87 points to 339.33.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU ) which rose 11.12% to 249.09, KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC ) which was up 4.26% to settle at 305.36 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT ) which gained 3.89% to close at 119.33.

The worst performers were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was down 10.52% to 53.68 in late trade, SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB ) which lost 6.03% to settle at 511.76 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which was down 5.77% to 40.04 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Support.com Inc (NASDAQ: SPRT ) which rose 231.78% to 7.100, Jiayin Group Inc (NASDAQ: JFIN ) which was up 78.10% to settle at 14.64 and Summer Infant Inc (NASDAQ: SUMR ) which gained 38.62% to close at 18.0200.

The worst performers were Odonate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ODT ) which was down 79.19% to 3.96 in late trade, Euroseas Ltd (NASDAQ: ESEA ) which lost 20.94% to settle at 10.95 and Farmmi Inc (NASDAQ: FAMI ) which was down 18.57% to 1.1400 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 0 fell and 0 advanced on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.88% to 18.88 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.28% or 4.95 to $1733.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.81% or 0.50 to hit $61.06 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.30% or 0.19 to trade at $64.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1932, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 91.838.

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