U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.76% By Investing.com

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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the gained 0.76%, while the index gained 0.75%, and the index climbed 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which rose 6.29% or 8.74 points to trade at 147.59 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 4.77% or 2.15 points to end at 47.27 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 3.98% or 5.14 points to 134.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which lost 3.31% or 1.26 points to trade at 36.76 in late trade. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) declined 2.41% or 0.91 points to end at 36.88 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) shed 1.28% or 0.51 points to 39.43.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which rose 7.28% to 31.54, Albemarle Corp (NYSE:) which was up 7.01% to settle at 97.39 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) which gained 6.29% to close at 147.59.

The worst performers were Mylan NV (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.37% to 15.50 in late trade, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:) which lost 5.12% to settle at 15.18 and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.40% to 592.68 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Jounce Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 55.58% to 7.53, Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 43.39% to settle at 7.37 and Zoom Video Communications Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 40.78% to close at 457.69.

The worst performers were Atlas Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 47.21% to 0.2050 in late trade, Shiloh Industries Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 33.35% to settle at 0.26 and Apex Global Brands Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.74% to 0.5900 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1883 to 1179 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1463 rose and 1349 declined, while 85 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.10% to 26.12.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.11% or 2.10 to $1976.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.92% or 0.39 to hit $43.00 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.07% or 0.03 to trade at $45.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1917, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 105.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 92.325.

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