U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.39%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.39%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.39% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index gained 3.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 3.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE: RTX ), which rose 5.24% or 3.24 points to trade at 65.07 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 5.15% or 2.27 points to end at 46.38 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 5.05% or 13.80 points to 287.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 4.30% or 6.33 points to trade at 141.00 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 2.74% or 2.69 points to end at 95.50 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 2.15% or 1.94 points to 88.39.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL ) which rose 13.40% to 37.84, Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CPRI ) which was up 10.59% to settle at 14.41 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which gained 8.78% to close at 12.51.

The worst performers were Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which was down 6.18% to 9.11 in late trade, Comerica Inc (NYSE: CMA ) which lost 5.77% to settle at 30.89 and Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF ) which was down 5.15% to 10.12 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Obalon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OBLN ) which rose 139.71% to 1.630, Chanticleer Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SONN ) which was up 61.74% to settle at 7.9900 and Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK ) which gained 60.97% to close at 1.020.

The worst performers were Gemphire Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: NRBO ) which was down 43.27% to 16.70 in late trade, Alliance MMA Inc (NASDAQ: WORX ) which lost 29.70% to settle at 8.450 and Town Sports International Holdings (NASDAQ: CLUB ) which was down 27.10% to 0.350 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2146 to 768 and 43 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1878 rose and 798 declined, while 65 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.28% to 37.76 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.32% or 5.60 to $1755.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 7.63% or 1.71 to hit $20.70 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.04 to trade at $30.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.0986, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 107.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 98.862.

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