U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.45%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.45%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Consumer Goods and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.45%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.61%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 2.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 4.12% or 5.42 points to trade at 137.05 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 3.41% or 6.13 points to end at 185.98 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) was up 3.23% or 4.13 points to 131.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 4.89% or 9.06 points to trade at 176.16 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 1.18% or 2.06 points to end at 171.83 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) shed 0.33% or 0.28 points to 85.79.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY ) which rose 8.10% to 288.20, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ: ABMD ) which was up 7.27% to settle at 323.42 and Generac Holdlings Inc (NYSE: GNRC ) which gained 7.19% to close at 267.20.

The worst performers were Dentsply Sirona Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY ) which was down 13.38% to 42.20 in late trade, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) which lost 4.89% to settle at 176.16 and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which was down 4.73% to 46.16 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Checkmate Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CMPI ) which rose 329.46% to 10.35, Sono Group NV (NASDAQ: SEV ) which was up 65.22% to settle at 7.60 and Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ: TBLT ) which gained 37.01% to close at 0.20.

The worst performers were Lyra Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: LYRA ) which was down 20.92% to 5.48 in late trade, Mawson Infrastructure Group Inc (NASDAQ: MIGI ) which lost 18.71% to settle at 4.04 and Arqit Quantum Inc (NASDAQ: ARQQ ) which was down 16.33% to 10.45 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2248 to 957 and 114 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2836 rose and 951 declined, while 220 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.61% to 21.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.77% or 35.20 to $1,951.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 5.04% or 5.42 to hit $102.19 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 5.18% or 5.86 to trade at $107.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.09% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 1.51% to 128.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 100.97.

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