U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.80%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.80%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 2.80%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 3.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 3.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 5.92% or 7.46 points to trade at 133.51 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 5.25% or 15.72 points to end at 314.87 and Salesforce Inc (NYSE: CRM ) was up 5.29% or 7.83 points to 155.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ), which added 0.23% or 0.13 points to trade at 56.78 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 0.96% or 0.84 points to end at 88.39 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) gained 1.12% or 2.58 points to 233.02.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which rose 22.24% to 52.00, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which was up 16.84% to settle at 13.32 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL ) which gained 16.65% to close at 43.85.

The worst performers were Welltower Inc (NYSE: WELL ) which was down 1.53% to 64.38 in late trade, Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX ) which lost 1.08% to settle at 206.25 and Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG ) which was down 0.62% to 244.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bit Brother Ltd (NASDAQ: BTB ) which rose 185.46% to 0.32, Senti Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: SNTI ) which was up 105.60% to settle at 5.14 and Aeroclean Technologies LLC (NASDAQ: AERC ) which gained 85.05% to close at 5.94.

The worst performers were Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV ) which was down 58.92% to 5.85 in late trade, Oblong Inc (NASDAQ: OBLG ) which lost 40.25% to settle at 0.24 and FaZe Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: FAZE ) which was down 39.14% to 4.96 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2835 to 332 and 90 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3155 rose and 694 declined, while 194 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.42% to 29.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.93% or 32.85 to $1,734.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 3.13% or 2.62 to hit $86.25 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 3.06% or 2.72 to trade at $91.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.70% to 1.00, while USD/JPY fell 0.35% to 144.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.46% at 110.03.

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