U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.09%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.09%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.09% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.75%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 3.80% or 14.87 points to trade at 406.07 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) added 2.58% or 5.81 points to end at 230.99 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 2.51% or 4.30 points to 175.81 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 3.64% or 1.85 points to trade at 48.92 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 0.94% or 2.30 points to end at 242.25 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 0.72% or 0.40 points to 55.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT ) which rose 8.74% to 190.55, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ) which was up 6.78% to settle at 48.38 and Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) which gained 4.88% to close at 26.01.

The worst performers were WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK ) which was down 5.58% to 46.57 in late trade, International Paper (NYSE: IP ) which lost 4.53% to settle at 53.28 and Packaging Corp of America (NYSE: PKG ) which was down 3.88% to 133.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were LM Funding America Inc (NASDAQ: LMFA ) which rose 38.08% to 4.750, Waitr Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WTRH ) which was up 37.86% to settle at 1.4200 and Jasper Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: JSPR ) which gained 31.57% to close at 16.420.

The worst performers were Duck Creek Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: DCT ) which was down 24.42% to 34.94 in late trade, Very Good Food Company Inc (NASDAQ: VGFC ) which lost 21.40% to settle at 1.80 and Lucid Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: LUCD ) which was down 20.49% to 9.35 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 3.32% to 16.30 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.65% or 29.70 to $1768.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $81.73 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.84 to trade at $84.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1601, while USD/JPY rose 0.51% to 114.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 93.960.

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