U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 5.20%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 5.20%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 5.20%, while the S&P 500 index gained 5.99%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 6.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 20.91% or 4.60 points to trade at 26.60 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) added 13.29% or 11.31 points to end at 96.41 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) was up 12.26% or 5.47 points to 50.08 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 4.22% or 5.47 points to trade at 124.14 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 1.56% or 1.48 points to end at 93.53 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 0.93% or 1.39 points to 147.62.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) which rose 20.91% to 26.60, LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB ) which was up 19.54% to settle at 41.72 and Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) which gained 18.77% to close at 56.56.

The worst performers were Noble Energy Inc (NASDAQ: NBL ) which was down 19.89% to 4.19 in late trade, Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA ) which lost 18.32% to settle at 4.46 and Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CPRI ) which was down 15.63% to 8.15 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sundance Energy Australia Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: SNDE ) which rose 265.00% to 3.65, GTY Technology Holdings Inc A (NASDAQ: GTYH ) which was up 177.01% to settle at 10.00 and Global Eagle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: ENT ) which gained 143.48% to close at 0.1792.

The worst performers were DBV Technologies (NASDAQ: DBVT ) which was down 55.70% to 2.33 in late trade, Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc (NASDAQ: RUTH ) which lost 34.86% to settle at 5.42 and Centennial Resource Development Inc (NASDAQ: CDEV ) which was down 33.28% to 0.34 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1823 to 1104 and 28 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1840 rose and 875 declined, while 35 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.20% to 75.91.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 2.85% or 42.40 to $1528.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 6.10% or 1.77 to hit $27.23 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.08 to trade at $28.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1004, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 107.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.68% at 99.797.

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