U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.74%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.74%
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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 added 0.74% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.13%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.75% or 5.11 points to trade at 191.01 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 2.24% or 2.92 points to end at 133.11 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 2.18% or 3.04 points to 142.69 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), which lost 0.47% or 0.83 points to trade at 175.00 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 0.47% or 2.37 points to end at 505.29 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) shed 0.38% or 0.85 points to 222.86.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which rose 7.91% to 993.98, EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE: EPAM ) which was up 6.92% to settle at 303.72 and Moderna Inc (NASDAQ: MRNA ) which gained 6.47% to close at 186.72.

The worst performers were Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY ) which was down 2.55% to 38.19 in late trade, Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES ) which lost 2.19% to settle at 101.58 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was down 2.17% to 65.74 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were JX Luxventure Ltd (NASDAQ: LLL ) which rose 119.50% to 4.39, Q And K International Group Ltd (NASDAQ: QK ) which was up 50.69% to settle at 2.17 and Draganfly Inc (NASDAQ: DPRO ) which gained 41.32% to close at 2.36.

The worst performers were Statera Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: STAB ) which was down 43.38% to 0.34 in late trade, Oric Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ORIC ) which lost 28.74% to settle at 4.76 and Applied Genetic (NASDAQ: AGTC ) which was down 27.22% to 1.31 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1976 to 1205 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2793 rose and 1061 declined, while 223 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.51% to 22.94 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.47% or 9.05 to $1,920.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.97% or 1.07 to hit $108.90 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.55% or 0.64 to trade at $114.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 1.10, while USD/JPY rose 1.13% to 120.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.49.

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