U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.11%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.11%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.11% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.03%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 1.36% or 3.11 points to trade at 231.15 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) added 1.25% or 1.77 points to end at 143.56 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 1.03% or 1.27 points to 124.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 1.23% or 0.71 points to trade at 57.09 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 0.69% or 0.40 points to end at 57.30 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 0.69% or 1.36 points to 196.52.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which rose 3.88% to 68.77, Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was up 3.70% to settle at 315.48 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which gained 3.44% to close at 20.15.

The worst performers were Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE: CAH ) which was down 3.97% to 51.57 in late trade, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) which lost 3.31% to settle at 13.13 and AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC ) which was down 3.27% to 83.15 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX ) which rose 99.74% to 0.0769, Oncolytics Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: ONCY ) which was up 34.33% to settle at 1.800 and Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX ) which gained 31.02% to close at 0.629.

The worst performers were Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PTI ) which was down 63.68% to 1.58 in late trade, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (OTC: SNNAQ ) which lost 55.89% to settle at 0.06 and Adamas Pharma (NASDAQ: ADMS ) which was down 43.29% to 4.14 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1730 to 1109 and 87 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1468 rose and 1195 declined, while 83 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.24% to 12.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.00% or 0.05 to $1480.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.57% or 0.34 to hit $60.48 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $65.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1152, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 109.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.752.

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