U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.66%

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

At the close in NYSE, the gained 0.66%, while the index gained 1.01%, and the index climbed 1.43%.

The best performers of the session on the were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.83% or 8.74 points to trade at 317.69 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) added 2.47% or 1.62 points to end at 67.31 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) was up 1.96% or 3.18 points to 165.46 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were 3M Company (NYSE:), which fell 5.72% or 10.05 points to trade at 165.58 at the close. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) declined 5.03% or 2.02 points to end at 38.14 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) was down 0.82% or 0.47 points to 57.01.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were PulteGroup Inc (NYSE:) which rose 5.73% to 46.84, Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 5.69% to settle at 156.67 and Xerox Corp (NYSE:) which gained 4.94% to close at 36.78.

The worst performers were BorgWarner Inc (NYSE:) which was down 7.64% to 35.43 in late trade, 3M Company (NYSE:) which lost 5.72% to settle at 165.58 and F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.05% to 126.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nanthealth LLC (NASDAQ:) which rose 56.49% to 2.050, Acceleron P (NASDAQ:) which was up 50.16% to settle at 79.39 and Vaxart Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 37.03% to close at 0.8800.

The worst performers were Lianluo Smart Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 32.73% to 1.8500 in late trade, Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 31.95% to settle at 2.960 and Cleveland BioLabs Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 31.95% to 2.7900 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1971 to 827 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1776 rose and 837 declined, while 84 ended unchanged.

Shares in PulteGroup Inc (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 5.73% or 2.54 to 46.84. Shares in Nanthealth LLC (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 56.49% or 0.740 to 2.050. Shares in Acceleron P (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 50.16% or 26.52 to 79.39.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 10.70% to 16.28.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.71% or 11.25 to $1566.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.58% or 0.84 to hit $53.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.12 to trade at $59.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1023, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 109.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.775.

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