U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.15%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.15%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.15%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.39%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 5.73% or 21.25 points to trade at 392.33 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 1.76% or 2.98 points to end at 171.83 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) was up 1.36% or 2.88 points to 215.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 3.13% or 7.29 points to trade at 225.80 in late trade. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) declined 2.55% or 3.74 points to end at 143.17 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) shed 1.77% or 1.06 points to 58.86.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) which rose 7.89% to 181.81, Iqvia Holdings Inc (NYSE: IQV ) which was up 6.25% to settle at 267.54 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) which gained 5.73% to close at 392.33.

The worst performers were Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which was down 7.33% to 23.64 in late trade, Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which lost 6.09% to settle at 66.14 and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which was down 4.61% to 101.56 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bimi International Medical Inc (NASDAQ: BIMI ) which rose 53.14% to 1.0000, ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: RETO ) which was up 48.37% to settle at 2.7300 and Progenity Inc (NASDAQ: PROG ) which gained 39.48% to close at 4.840.

The worst performers were Talkspace Inc (NASDAQ: TALK ) which was down 36.28% to 2.160 in late trade, Rekor Systems Inc (NASDAQ: REKR ) which lost 35.94% to settle at 6.72 and OptiNose (NASDAQ: OPTN ) which was down 33.47% to 1.590 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1798 to 1414 and 147 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2009 fell and 1703 advanced, while 209 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.73% to 16.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.82% or 15.30 to $1851.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $79.76 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.52% or 0.43 to trade at $82.48 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.43% to 1.1319, while USD/JPY rose 0.62% to 114.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 95.927.

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