U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.34%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.34%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.34%, while the S&P 500 index gained 2.02%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 2.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 6.45% or 8.00 points to trade at 132.05 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 3.46% or 5.42 points to end at 161.85 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 3.31% or 3.92 points to 122.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which lost 11.38% or 16.86 points to trade at 131.35 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 0.99% or 2.41 points to end at 241.63 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.28% or 0.44 points to 154.68.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Paramount Global Class B (NASDAQ: PARA ) which rose 15.35% to 32.32, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO ) which was up 11.78% to settle at 123.08 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which gained 8.73% to close at 102.47.

The worst performers were Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) which was down 11.38% to 131.35 in late trade, Kroger Company (NYSE: KR ) which lost 3.70% to settle at 51.23 and Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR ) which was down 3.16% to 156.35 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Eos Energy Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: EOSE ) which rose 41.79% to 1.90, FlexShopper Inc (NASDAQ: FPAY ) which was up 36.88% to settle at 1.24 and Talaris Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TALS ) which gained 35.93% to close at 8.89.

The worst performers were Autoweb Inc (NASDAQ: AUTO ) which was down 65.20% to 0.79 in late trade, Enjoy Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ENJY ) which lost 52.79% to settle at 0.35 and Imperial Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ: IMPP ) which was down 34.58% to 0.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2514 to 696 and 98 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3022 rose and 790 declined, while 189 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.99% to 26.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.04% or 0.66 to $1,813.34 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.24% or 2.51 to hit $109.31 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.48% or 2.83 to trade at $111.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.09% to 1.05, while USD/JPY rose 0.17% to 129.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.77% at 103.40.

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