U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.12%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which rose 3.47% or 5.91 points to trade at 176.30 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 2.99% or 3.54 points to end at 122.12 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) was up 2.63% or 4.37 points to 170.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which lost 3.55% or 4.30 points to trade at 116.85 in late trade. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) declined 2.87% or 1.68 points to end at 56.74 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 1.85% or 2.54 points to 135.01.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE: LUMN ) which rose 30.03% to 14.81, Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC ) which was up 12.12% to settle at 19.33 and H&R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB ) which gained 8.59% to close at 18.34.

The worst performers were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which was down 5.80% to 27.30 in late trade, Rockwell Automation Inc (NYSE: ROK ) which lost 5.71% to settle at 245.95 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which was down 5.02% to 20.43 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ: LIVE ) which rose 64.15% to 29.17, Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS ) which was up 61.33% to settle at 9.680 and Aikido Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: AIKI ) which gained 50.00% to close at 1.830.

The worst performers were Kaspien Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: KSPN ) which was down 16.07% to 30.130 in late trade, Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR ) which lost 16.49% to settle at 6.430 and Repro Med Systems Inc (NASDAQ: KRMD ) which was down 16.57% to 4.28 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1660 to 1442 and 87 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1836 fell and 1239 advanced, while 59 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.38% to 22.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 4.15 to $1851.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.44% or 0.23 to hit $52.54 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.10 to trade at $55.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.2167, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 103.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 90.127.

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