U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.09%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.09%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Industrials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.09%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.97%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 3.79% or 12.42 points to trade at 340.53 at the close. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) added 2.93% or 1.66 points to end at 58.38 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) was up 2.32% or 2.95 points to 129.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 0.44% or 0.49 points to trade at 111.77 in late trade. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) declined 0.39% or 0.46 points to end at 117.84 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 0.37% or 0.65 points to 175.37.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP ) which rose 8.73% to 150.75, Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST ) which was up 6.23% to settle at 52.83 and KKR & Co LP (F: KR51 ) which gained 5.59% to close at 18.33.

The worst performers were Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE: PCG ) which was down 7.34% to 17.56 in late trade, Illumina Inc (NASDAQ: ILMN ) which lost 4.59% to settle at 293.75 and Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS ) which was down 4.21% to 25.22 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were CLPS Inc (NASDAQ: CLPS ) which rose 100.32% to 6.35, Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT ) which was up 46.83% to settle at 2.7750 and Phunware Inc (NASDAQ: PHUN ) which gained 36.41% to close at 85.00.

The worst performers were ContraFect Corp (NASDAQ: CFRX ) which was down 21.85% to 0.683 in late trade, Electrocore LLC (NASDAQ: ECOR ) which lost 19.09% to settle at 5.89 and GWG Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: GWGH ) which was down 18.53% to 7.52 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2374 to 708 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1777 rose and 874 declined, while 70 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.35% to 20.47 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.28% or 3.65 to $1286.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.49% or 1.21 to hit $49.73 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.30% or 1.32 to trade at $58.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1442, while USD/JPY rose 0.09% to 108.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 95.500.

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