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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.62%

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(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.62%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.62%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.36%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.35%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which rose 3.07% or 1.23 points to trade at 41.32 at the close. Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) added 2.89% or 1.22 points to end at 43.47 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 2.55% or 4.96 points to 199.36 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which fell 1.50% or 3.25 points to trade at 213.29 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) declined 1.14% or 1.30 points to end at 113.10 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) was down 1.05% or 0.87 points to 81.67.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) which rose 13.52% to 15.53, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was up 9.49% to settle at 85.04 and Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) which gained 8.21% to close at 21.34.

The worst performers were Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) which was down 11.61% to 55.40 in late trade, American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) which lost 7.53% to settle at 29.72 and IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which was down 6.86% to 167.66 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Alterity Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:ATHE) which rose 154.07% to 3.4300, SilverSun Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SSNT) which was up 98.53% to settle at 5.40 and SINTX Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SINT) which gained 53.05% to close at 3.260.

The worst performers were DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) which was down 42.93% to 2.34 in late trade, Senmiao Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:AIHS) which lost 37.35% to settle at 0.5100 and Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:GRIN) which was down 30.74% to 3.74 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1977 to 1072 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1631 rose and 1151 declined, while 66 ended unchanged.

Shares in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) rose to all time highs; up 9.49% or 7.37 to 85.04. Shares in Alterity Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:ATHE) rose to 52-week highs; rising 154.07% or 2.0800 to 3.4300. Shares in SilverSun Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SSNT) rose to 5-year highs; up 98.53% or 2.68 to 5.40. Shares in SINTX Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SINT) rose to 52-week highs; rising 53.05% or 1.130 to 3.260.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.14% to 23.76 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for October delivery was up 2.53% or 50.00 to $2024.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.27% or 0.52 to hit $41.53 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.02 to trade at $44.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1801, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 105.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 93.235.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.62%

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