U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.82%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.82%

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 rose 1.82%, while the S&P 500 index gained 2.14%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 2.92%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 4.01% or 5.17 points to trade at 134.20 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 3.87% or 10.71 points to end at 287.15 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) was up 3.64% or 5.28 points to 150.33 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 5.00% or 8.34 points to trade at 158.38 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 2.37% or 1.43 points to end at 58.85 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) gained 0.44% or 0.95 points to 216.39.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Monolithic Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MPWR ) which rose 9.56% to 421.82, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which was up 9.26% to settle at 15.57 and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UAL ) which gained 9.19% to close at 38.24.

The worst performers were Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO ) which was down 6.81% to 84.39 in late trade, Baker Hughes Co (NYSE: BKR ) which lost 5.71% to settle at 34.87 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) which was down 5.65% to 77.25 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sonim Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SONM ) which rose 103.33% to 1.22, Incannex Healthcare Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: IXHL ) which was up 48.47% to settle at 34.00 and Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ: JAGX ) which gained 44.53% to close at 0.55.

The worst performers were Evolv Technologies Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: EVLV ) which was down 43.14% to 1.70 in late trade, Cepton Inc (NASDAQ: CPTN ) which lost 28.79% to settle at 4.28 and Better Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: BTTX ) which was down 22.96% to 3.12 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2203 to 985 and 117 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2429 rose and 1370 declined, while 171 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.11% to 29.83.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 2.27% or 44.50 to $1,916.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 7.93% or 8.17 to hit $94.84 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 7.96% or 8.51 to trade at $98.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.06% to 1.09, while USD/JPY rose 0.12% to 118.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 99.00.

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