U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.45%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.45%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.45%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.64%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which rose 3.28% or 2.18 points to trade at 68.66 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 1.57% or 2.48 points to end at 160.62 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) was up 1.46% or 0.97 points to 67.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 0.68% or 0.33 points to trade at 48.12 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) declined 0.57% or 0.74 points to end at 129.48 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) shed 0.54% or 1.05 points to 193.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tapestry Inc (NYSE: TPR ) which rose 12.01% to 53.16, Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE: AAP ) which was up 7.78% to settle at 156.11 and Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN ) which gained 5.89% to close at 26.07.

The worst performers were Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP ) which was down 3.39% to 84.08 in late trade, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which lost 2.79% to settle at 143.87 and Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM ) which was down 2.05% to 33.94 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS ) which rose 50.82% to 92.00, Truett-Hurst Inc (NASDAQ: THST ) which was up 40.00% to settle at 1.960 and Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RGLS ) which gained 33.42% to close at 0.265.

The worst performers were OptiNose (NASDAQ: OPTN ) which was down 28.97% to 13.85 in late trade, NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC ) which lost 25.47% to settle at 3.9500 and Ability Inc (NASDAQ: ABIL ) which was down 24.04% to 4.55 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2179 to 894 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1624 rose and 949 declined, while 130 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.68% to 13.35.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 2.70 to $1201.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $67.16 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $72.57 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.57% to 1.1345, while USD/JPY rose 0.44% to 111.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 96.56.

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