U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.97%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.97%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.97% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 1.23%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which rose 3.33% or 7.35 points to trade at 228.12 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 3.21% or 4.33 points to end at 139.14 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 3.00% or 5.64 points to 193.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 1.58% or 2.95 points to trade at 183.81 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 1.22% or 2.03 points to end at 164.32 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) shed 0.48% or 2.47 points to 510.73.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN ) which rose 20.31% to 26.72, EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE: EPAM ) which was up 11.58% to settle at 307.05 and Penn National Gaming Inc (NASDAQ: PENN ) which gained 6.48% to close at 44.35.

The worst performers were Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was down 5.18% to 64.45 in late trade, CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF ) which lost 5.08% to settle at 99.78 and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM ) which was down 4.88% to 87.84 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were IGM Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: IGMS ) which rose 96.73% to 29.49, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PHAS ) which was up 46.09% to settle at 1.68 and China SXT Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SXTC ) which gained 45.40% to close at 0.29.

The worst performers were NeoGenomics Inc (NASDAQ: NEO ) which was down 29.79% to 12.49 in late trade, Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: AVAH ) which lost 26.72% to settle at 3.95 and Stryve Foods Inc (NASDAQ: SNAX ) which was down 24.81% to 1.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2636 to 620 and 122 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2965 rose and 960 declined, while 205 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.72% to 18.90 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.12% or 21.70 to $1,918.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.93% or 0.99 to hit $104.97 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.90 to trade at $108.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.99% to 1.11, while USD/JPY fell 0.83% to 122.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 98.47.

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