U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.89%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.89%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.89%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.00%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which rose 8.16% or 18.00 points to trade at 238.59 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 3.01% or 3.51 points to end at 119.96 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 2.06% or 2.65 points to 131.03 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 2.37% or 2.85 points to trade at 117.20 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 0.59% or 2.22 points to end at 370.96 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 0.56% or 1.16 points to 207.22.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) which rose 8.98% to 17.30, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) which was up 8.16% to settle at 238.59 and First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC ) which gained 6.63% to close at 103.62.

The worst performers were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE: XEC ) which was down 2.62% to 43.49 in late trade, Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which lost 2.54% to settle at 10.38 and ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG ) which was down 2.52% to 27.08 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Datasea Inc (NASDAQ: DTSS ) which rose 274.48% to 3.34, Relmada Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RLMD ) which was up 155.61% to settle at 28.5 and TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PETZ ) which gained 78.40% to close at 2.00.

The worst performers were Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ: SES ) which was down 51.03% to 9.5500 in late trade, NF Energy Saving Corp (NASDAQ: BIMI ) which lost 35.33% to settle at 5.8200 and Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ: IPWR ) which was down 21.05% to 2.250 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1871 to 997 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1915 rose and 726 declined, while 74 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.07% to 13.54 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.86% or 12.95 to $1484.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.27% or 0.68 to hit $52.91 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $58.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1032, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 98.015.

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