U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.92%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.92%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.92%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.64%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 4.13% or 7.85 points to trade at 198.05 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 3.91% or 1.40 points to end at 37.19 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 3.30% or 4.91 points to 153.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 0.87% or 0.63 points to trade at 71.52 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) declined 0.56% or 0.77 points to end at 137.92 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) shed 0.18% or 0.40 points to 219.81.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET ) which rose 15.32% to 249.24, Gartner Inc (NYSE: IT ) which was up 12.15% to settle at 140.21 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which gained 10.43% to close at 13.45.

The worst performers were Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was down 13.45% to 16.93 in late trade, Leggett & Platt Incorporated (NYSE: LEG ) which lost 5.19% to settle at 41.26 and PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL ) which was down 4.31% to 179.66 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Alaska Communications Systems (NASDAQ: ALSK ) which rose 59.69% to 3.050, Aptevo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: APVO ) which was up 52.86% to settle at 9.6300 and Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI ) which gained 35.89% to close at 1.69.

The worst performers were ATIF Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: ATIF ) which was down 41.18% to 0.770 in late trade, SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SEDG ) which lost 23.93% to settle at 203.65 and OneSpan Inc (NASDAQ: OSPN ) which was down 18.79% to 18.28 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2389 to 512 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2232 rose and 539 declined, while 53 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.79% to 35.35.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.82% or 15.45 to $1907.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.55% or 0.94 to hit $37.75 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.08% or 0.81 to trade at $39.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.1696, while USD/JPY fell 0.11% to 104.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.56% at 93.618.

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