Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Technology and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which rose 5.35% or 11.08 points to trade at 218.08 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 3.79% or 6.13 points to end at 167.83 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 3.21% or 5.40 points to 173.61 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 2.83% or 7.23 points to trade at 248.23 in late trade. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) declined 2.45% or 1.54 points to end at 61.25 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) shed 2.27% or 11.38 points to 490.90.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) which rose 11.67% to 24.31, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which was up 7.47% to settle at 65.74 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which gained 7.47% to close at 33.38.
The worst performers were Generac Holdlings Inc (NYSE: GNRC ) which was down 4.55% to 332.07 in late trade, PerkinElmer Inc (NYSE: PKI ) which lost 4.55% to settle at 183.45 and Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc (NYSE: BIO ) which was down 4.53% to 702.09 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ATA Inc (NASDAQ: AACG ) which rose 114.29% to 2.550, Hoth Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: HOTH ) which was up 85.71% to settle at 1.3000 and NLS Pharmaceutics AG (NASDAQ: NLSP ) which gained 26.05% to close at 1.500.
The worst performers were Gritstone Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: GRTS ) which was down 42.41% to 7.020 in late trade, AVROBIO Inc (NASDAQ: AVRO ) which lost 36.63% to settle at 2.560 and Valneva SE ADR (NASDAQ: VALN ) which was down 22.59% to 39.47 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1782 to 1506 and 89 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2263 fell and 1530 advanced, while 160 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.80% to 16.91.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.82% or 14.80 to $1814.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.46% or 1.11 to hit $77.19 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $80.19 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1287, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 116.12.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.280.
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