U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.16%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.16%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.16%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.26%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 1.55% or 0.63 points to trade at 41.23 at the close. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) added 1.44% or 1.43 points to end at 100.98 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 1.10% or 1.68 points to 153.97 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ), which lost 1.52% or 1.09 points to trade at 70.75 in late trade. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) declined 1.26% or 1.61 points to end at 125.77 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) shed 1.01% or 0.15 points to 14.67.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which rose 17.36% to 16.70, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which was up 16.01% to settle at 15.290 and AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC ) which gained 9.30% to close at 97.77.

The worst performers were Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ: BHF ) which was down 8.02% to 53.56 in late trade, Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ: HSIC ) which lost 6.64% to settle at 67.39 and Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which was down 5.76% to 16.36 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Zion Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: ZN ) which rose 86.96% to 4.300, WMIH Corp (NASDAQ: WMIH ) which was up 54.52% to settle at 1.2300 and Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ: AQMS ) which gained 36.36% to close at 3.00.

The worst performers were Dare Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: DARE ) which was down 39.78% to 1.680 in late trade, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY ) which lost 32.04% to settle at 5.430 and Aytu BioScience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU ) which was down 26.26% to 1.3200 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1764 to 1344 and 106 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1478 rose and 1025 declined, while 160 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.26% to 25.03.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.40% or 5.30 to $1331.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.20% or 0.12 to hit $59.17 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.15 to trade at $62.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.50% to 1.2354, while USD/JPY fell 0.77% to 107.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 89.59.

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