U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.56%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.56%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.56%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.90%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which rose 2.37% or 0.89 points to trade at 38.51 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) added 1.91% or 5.50 points to end at 293.04 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) was up 1.70% or 3.77 points to 225.61 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 4.61% or 6.06 points to trade at 125.40 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 2.05% or 2.12 points to end at 101.06 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 1.45% or 2.63 points to 179.24.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP ) which rose 21.02% to 144.10, Jack Henry & Associates Inc (NASDAQ: JKHY ) which was up 8.75% to settle at 176.20 and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE ) which gained 7.39% to close at 29.22.

The worst performers were Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which was down 22.58% to 11.18 in late trade, WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK ) which lost 17.32% to settle at 25.06 and Leggett & Platt Incorporated (NYSE: LEG ) which was down 10.92% to 30.34 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PTLA ) which rose 130.03% to 17.85, CleanSpark Inc (NASDAQ: CLSK ) which was up 124.26% to settle at 3.05 and Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: RTTR ) which gained 87.68% to close at 0.6400.

The worst performers were Capitala Finance Corp (NASDAQ: CPTA ) which was down 25.27% to 2.81 in late trade, Remark Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MARK ) which lost 24.78% to settle at 0.6297 and My Size Inc (NASDAQ: MYSZ ) which was down 24.12% to 1.510 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1625 to 1251 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1370 rose and 1281 declined, while 58 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.56% to 33.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.05% or 0.85 to $1714.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 24.28% or 4.95 to hit $25.34 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.17 to trade at $31.79 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.0843, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 106.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 99.873.

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