U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.03%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.03%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 2.38% or 3.62 points to trade at 155.98 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.26% or 3.97 points to end at 318.25 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 1.15% or 1.55 points to 136.33 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which lost 1.75% or 4.19 points to trade at 235.77 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 1.51% or 2.66 points to end at 173.91 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) shed 1.25% or 0.72 points to 56.76.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) which rose 7.04% to 34.21, Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) which was up 4.50% to settle at 190.93 and Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) which gained 4.48% to close at 195.73.

The worst performers were Fox Corp Class A (NASDAQ:FOXA) which was down 3.84% to 36.84 in late trade, Apartment Investment and Management Co (NYSE:AIV) which lost 3.46% to settle at 6.690 and Fox Corp Class B (NASDAQ:FOX) which was down 3.23% to 35.03 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ:BSQR) which rose 206.11% to 8.020, Cerevel Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CERE) which was up 134.69% to settle at 29.50 and Marin Software Inc (NASDAQ:MRIN) which gained 129.47% to close at 17.2100.

The worst performers were DiaMedica Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:DMAC) which was down 33.89% to 4.740 in late trade, ReShape Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ:RSLS) which lost 28.27% to settle at 5.480 and Mediwound Ltd (NASDAQ:MDWD) which was down 28.01% to 4.060 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1818 to 1345 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2192 fell and 1268 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.65% to 16.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.05% or 18.75 to $1761.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.67% or 0.49 to hit $73.40 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.67% or 0.50 to trade at $74.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1903, while USD/JPY fell 0.07% to 110.54.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 92.045.

U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

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