U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.78%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.78%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.78%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.69%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 4.05% or 8.10 points to trade at 208.34 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 3.48% or 2.08 points to end at 61.81 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) was up 2.74% or 6.19 points to 232.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 0.88% or 4.16 points to trade at 468.41 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) declined 0.82% or 1.41 points to end at 170.88 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) shed 0.74% or 0.45 points to 60.56.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE: UPS ) which rose 14.08% to 230.69, Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was up 9.11% to settle at 43.59 and CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF ) which gained 8.12% to close at 74.46.

The worst performers were AT&T Inc (NYSE: T ) which was down 4.24% to 24.42 in late trade, Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc (NYSE: BR ) which lost 3.88% to settle at 153.04 and Trane Technologies plc (NYSE: TT ) which was down 3.42% to 167.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Synaptogenix Inc (NASDAQ: SNPX ) which rose 29.36% to 10.090, Ebang International Holdings (NASDAQ: EBON ) which was up 27.42% to settle at 1.160 and Biofrontera Inc (NASDAQ: BFRI ) which gained 26.84% to close at 4.30.

The worst performers were Knightscope Inc (NASDAQ: KSCP ) which was down 41.87% to 12.44 in late trade, Sio Gene Therapies Inc (NASDAQ: SIOX ) which lost 23.08% to settle at 0.900 and DLH Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: DLHC ) which was down 18.82% to 15.23 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2429 to 868 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2880 rose and 1024 declined, while 170 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 11.56% to 21.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.35% or 6.30 to $1801.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.22% or 0.19 to hit $88.34 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.03 to trade at $89.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1272, while USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 114.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.255.

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