U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.71%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.71%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.71%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 3.03% or 1.47 points to trade at 49.81 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 2.81% or 3.35 points to end at 122.40 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 2.84% or 3.68 points to 133.33 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 1.55% or 3.80 points to trade at 242.00 in late trade. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) declined 1.44% or 2.49 points to end at 170.24 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 0.85% or 1.85 points to 215.59.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which rose 13.82% to 36.65, Arconic Corp (NYSE: ARNC ) which was up 8.91% to settle at 29.96 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which gained 6.29% to close at 27.55.

The worst performers were IHS Markit Ltd (NYSE: INFO ) which was down 5.62% to 93.87 in late trade, S&P Global Inc (NYSE: SPGI ) which lost 5.00% to settle at 334.20 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which was down 3.74% to 15.17 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Auris Medical Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: EARS ) which rose 382.88% to 5.360, TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PETZ ) which was up 88.46% to settle at 2.450 and Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES ) which gained 54.32% to close at 1.50.

The worst performers were Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: TTNP ) which was down 28.04% to 3.6700 in late trade, Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV ) which lost 24.68% to settle at 2.93 and Tuniu Corp (NASDAQ: TOUR ) which was down 24.11% to 2.140 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2081 to 820 and 84 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1615 rose and 1210 declined, while 60 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.02% to 20.78.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 2.13% or 37.85 to $1818.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.65% or 0.75 to hit $44.59 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.98% or 0.47 to trade at $47.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.04% to 1.2052, while USD/JPY rose 0.11% to 104.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 91.282.

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