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 , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.09% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.98%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which rose 3.50% or 3.43 points to trade at 101.36 at the close. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) added 2.43% or 1.16 points to end at 48.82 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) was up 2.33% or 0.86 points to 37.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 0.59% or 1.02 points to trade at 173.07 in late trade. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) declined 0.15% or 0.07 points to end at 45.83 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 0.08% or 0.05 points to 59.58.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ: ORLY ) which rose 5.61% to 228.47, Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI ) which was up 5.12% to settle at 168.04 and Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA ) which gained 5.02% to close at 217.07.

The worst performers were Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) which was down 7.44% to 26.39 in late trade, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which lost 3.29% to settle at 11.170 and Public Storage (NYSE: PSA ) which was down 2.56% to 209.43 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cenveo Inc (NASDAQ: CVO ) which rose 81.37% to 1.460, Apollo Endosurgery Inc (NASDAQ: APEN ) which was up 33.00% to settle at 5.4000 and Biocept Inc (NASDAQ: BIOC ) which gained 24.98% to close at 0.825.

The worst performers were Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS ) which was down 48.17% to 0.428 in late trade, Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA ) which lost 40.86% to settle at 3.850 and Insignia Systems Inc (NASDAQ: ISIG ) which was down 25.42% to 1.320 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2090 to 1008 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1639 rose and 897 declined, while 115 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.11% to 9.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.10% or 1.30 to $1293.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.40% or 0.23 to hit $57.88 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.27 to trade at $63.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.45% to 1.1844, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 111.41.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 93.17.

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