U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Industrials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.12%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 1.85% or 0.67 points to trade at 36.98 at the close. Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) added 1.40% or 1.28 points to end at 92.54 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) was up 0.88% or 1.72 points to 196.53 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 1.00% or 0.87 points to trade at 86.22 in late trade. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) declined 0.68% or 0.82 points to end at 120.36 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 0.64% or 0.56 points to 86.50.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coach Inc (NYSE: COH ) which rose 11.38% to 43.15, Martin Marietta Materials Inc (NYSE: MLM ) which was up 7.62% to settle at 239.85 and Cummins Inc (NYSE: CMI ) which gained 6.10% to close at 160.56.

The worst performers were Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM ) which was down 8.88% to 41.67 in late trade, Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS ) which lost 7.16% to settle at 24.95 and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which was down 5.40% to 15.77 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Angies List Inc (NASDAQ: ANGI ) which rose 61.46% to 9.51, Span-America Medical Systems Inc (NASDAQ: SPAN ) which was up 32.96% to settle at 28.90 and The Bon-Ton Stores Inc (NASDAQ: BONT ) which gained 25.76% to close at 0.830.

The worst performers were First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNBC ) which was down 58.58% to 0.09 in late trade, AEterna Zentaris Inc (NASDAQ: AEZS ) which lost 33.33% to settle at 0.900 and Medpace Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MEDP ) which was down 30.83% to 22.41 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1609 to 1580 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1430 fell and 1068 advanced, while 117 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.25% to 10.54.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.21% or 2.60 to $1258.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.54% or 1.24 to hit $47.60 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.21% or 1.14 to trade at $50.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.0924, while USD/JPY rose 0.17% to 112.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 98.84.

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