U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.68%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.63%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which rose 2.55% or 3.06 points to trade at 123.12 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 2.31% or 2.92 points to end at 129.33 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 1.64% or 2.07 points to 128.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 1.24% or 0.96 points to trade at 76.57 in late trade. Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) declined 1.17% or 0.51 points to end at 43.01 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 0.88% or 0.42 points to 47.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mylan Inc (NASDAQ: MYL ) which rose 16.13% to 36.43, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC ) which was up 12.59% to settle at 22.54 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which gained 10.61% to close at 35.64.

The worst performers were Ralph Lauren Corp Class A (NYSE: RL ) which was down 6.59% to 127.79 in late trade, AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC ) which lost 5.15% to settle at 84.00 and Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ: MAR ) which was down 5.08% to 114.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Boxlight Corp Class A (NASDAQ: BOXL ) which rose 92.71% to 3.70, Vericel Corp Ord (NASDAQ: VCEL ) which was up 44.28% to settle at 16.650 and Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ: NAKD ) which gained 43.36% to close at 2.050.

The worst performers were OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ: ONCS ) which was down 49.82% to 0.873 in late trade, GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY ) which lost 36.70% to settle at 9.28 and iPass Inc (NASDAQ: IPAS ) which was down 34.64% to 1.1700 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1906 to 1152 and 86 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1629 rose and 1011 declined, while 82 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.15% to 19.91.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.13% or 1.60 to $1228.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.43% or 0.90 to hit $62.20 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.46% or 1.07 to trade at $72.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1418, while USD/JPY rose 0.23% to 113.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 96.09.

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