U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.60%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.60%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.60%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.78%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 2.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 6.15% or 9.65 points to trade at 166.63 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 5.86% or 11.04 points to end at 199.52 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 3.22% or 5.02 points to 160.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which lost 1.14% or 0.87 points to trade at 75.54 in late trade. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) declined 0.58% or 0.31 points to end at 52.78 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.32% or 0.54 points to 167.21.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CTXS ) which rose 13.63% to 95.05, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was up 10.54% to settle at 90.68 and Expedia Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE ) which gained 9.14% to close at 177.27.

The worst performers were General Mills Inc (NYSE: GIS ) which was down 4.03% to 65.06 in late trade, Kroger Company (NYSE: KR ) which lost 3.60% to settle at 43.87 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) which was down 3.39% to 58.95 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Reliance Global Group Inc (NASDAQ: RELI ) which rose 78.69% to 5.450, Biofrontera Inc (NASDAQ: BFRI ) which was up 44.75% to settle at 11.03 and IsoPlexis Corp (NASDAQ: ISO ) which gained 40.82% to close at 6.90.

The worst performers were Aldeyra The (NASDAQ: ALDX ) which was down 50.91% to 3.50 in late trade, DBV Technologies (NASDAQ: DBVT ) which lost 48.52% to settle at 1.390 and CytomX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CTMX ) which was down 40.00% to 3.870 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2671 to 604 and 88 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2889 rose and 880 declined, while 215 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.13% to 21.01.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.28% or 5.05 to $1789.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.92% or 2.69 to hit $71.30 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $74.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1286, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 114.10.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.445.

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