U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer Services and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.26%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 1.41% or 5.35 points to trade at 384.20 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 1.20% or 1.41 points to end at 119.05 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) was up 1.18% or 2.45 points to 209.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 2.06% or 1.01 points to trade at 48.00 in late trade. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) declined 1.10% or 0.55 points to end at 49.41 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) shed 0.94% or 1.60 points to 168.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI ) which rose 4.41% to 240.15, Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE ) which was up 4.14% to settle at 42.00 and Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL ) which gained 3.88% to close at 75.00.

The worst performers were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which was down 9.76% to 32.10 in late trade, Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA ) which lost 8.54% to settle at 26.02 and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which was down 7.76% to 13.07 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aclaris Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ACRS ) which rose 63.64% to 1.80, Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: BNTC ) which was up 50.82% to settle at 0.9200 and Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: GHSI ) which gained 24.37% to close at 0.4701.

The worst performers were Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SNNA ) which was down 73.56% to 0.18 in late trade, Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS ) which lost 27.01% to settle at 20.00 and Jiayin Group Inc (NASDAQ: JFIN ) which was down 25.67% to 14.10 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1494 to 1473 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1529 fell and 1141 advanced, while 87 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.57% to 14.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 2.35 to $1509.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 6.54% or 4.10 to hit $58.57 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $64.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1073, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 97.775.

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