U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.02%

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

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.02% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.56%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.49%.

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The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN), which rose 5.55% or 15.37 points to trade at 292.39 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) added 2.86% or 4.71 points to end at 169.62 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 2.18% or 3.20 points to 150.18 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 0.78% or 0.30 points to trade at 38.29 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 0.53% or 0.53 points to end at 99.90 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was down 0.15% or 0.27 points to 185.34.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG) which rose 19.13% to 251.73, Expeditors International of Washington Inc (NASDAQ:EXPD) which was up 9.06% to settle at 104.40 and Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL) which gained 8.22% to close at 66.51.

The worst performers were Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) which was down 13.68% to 93.57 in late trade, Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) which lost 6.25% to settle at 80.19 and International Flavors&Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) which was down 4.89% to 91.48 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Taskus Inc (NASDAQ:TASK) which rose 37.22% to 22.01, GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ:GRWG) which was up 35.05% to settle at 4.47 and Skywater Technology Inc (NASDAQ:SKYT) which gained 31.60% to close at 11.37.

The worst performers were Bioventus Inc (NASDAQ:BVS) which was down 57.51% to 3.00 in late trade, R1 RCM Inc (NASDAQ:RCM) which lost 49.76% to settle at 7.41 and Athersys Inc (NASDAQ:ATHX) which was down 43.36% to 1.28 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1830 to 1252 and 128 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1878 fell and 1804 advanced, while 207 ended unchanged.

Shares in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) fell to 3-years lows; losing 13.68% or 14.83 to 93.57. Shares in Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.25% or 5.35 to 80.19. Shares in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.55% or 15.37 to 292.39. Shares in Bioventus Inc (NASDAQ:BVS) fell to all time lows; losing 57.51% or 4.06 to 3.00. Shares in R1 RCM Inc (NASDAQ:RCM) fell to 3-years lows; losing 49.76% or 7.34 to 7.41.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.89% to 25.54.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.15% or 36.20 to $1,716.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.83% or 2.60 to hit $89.19 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.40% or 2.35 to trade at $95.57 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.56% to 1.01, while USD/JPY fell 0.73% to 145.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 109.49.

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