U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.43%

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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.43%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.43% to hit a new 3-months high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.69%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.83%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which rose 3.19% or 7.59 points to trade at 245.49 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 2.59% or 1.34 points to end at 53.14 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was up 2.54% or 0.84 points to 33.91 in late trade.

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The worst performers of the session were Salesforce Inc (NYSE:CRM), which fell 2.20% or 4.71 points to trade at 208.98 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) declined 1.21% or 2.74 points to end at 223.43 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 0.53% or 1.17 points to 220.39.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA) which rose 6.41% to 43.66, Steel Dynamics Inc (NASDAQ:STLD) which was up 5.99% to settle at 107.10 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which gained 5.76% to close at 19.47.

The worst performers were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was down 3.64% to 124.49 in late trade, Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) which lost 2.81% to settle at 304.60 and Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH) which was down 2.45% to 76.73 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were IperionX Limited ADR (NASDAQ:IPX) which rose 100.46% to 13.21, Eastside Distilling Inc (NASDAQ:EAST) which was up 84.87% to settle at 6.23 and Ideanomics Inc (NASDAQ:IDEX) which gained 46.35% to close at 0.09.

The worst performers were Auddia Inc (NASDAQ:AUUD) which was down 48.85% to 0.62 in late trade, Advanced Human Imaging Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:AHI) which lost 37.50% to settle at 1.50 and Jin Medical International Ltd (NASDAQ:ZJYL) which was down 30.98% to 9.11 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2060 to 908 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2305 rose and 1271 declined, while 133 ended unchanged.

Shares in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.76% or 1.06 to 19.47. Shares in IperionX Limited ADR (NASDAQ:IPX) rose to all time highs; rising 100.46% or 6.62 to 13.21.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.66% to 14.61.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.67% or 13.25 to $1,956.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 3.01% or 2.02 to hit $69.14 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 3.03% or 2.18 to trade at $74.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.33% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.42% to 140.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 102.86.

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