U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.04% By Investing.com

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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 2.04%, while the index climbed 1.90%, and the index climbed 1.75%.

The best performers of the session on the were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:), which rose 5.26% or 6.50 points to trade at 130.11 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) added 3.99% or 2.95 points to end at 76.97 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 3.58% or 6.83 points to 197.77 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:), which rose 0.12% or 0.04 points to trade at 33.40 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) added 0.44% or 0.83 points to end at 190.32 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) was up 0.50% or 0.30 points to 60.40.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:) which rose 15.68% to 163.71, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:) which was up 12.91% to settle at 19.50 and Kohls Corp (NYSE:) which gained 8.96% to close at 24.82.

The worst performers were Fox Corp Class A (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.35% to 28.31 in late trade, Fox Corp Class B (NASDAQ:) which lost 2.91% to settle at 28.02 and ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 2.81% to 24.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Urban One Inc Bats (NASDAQ:) which rose 315.75% to 27.190, ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 199.05% to settle at 2.370 and Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:) which gained 94.06% to close at 5.5500.

The worst performers were The9 Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.52% to 0.868 in late trade, Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 20.64% to settle at 26.45 and AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 18.51% to 6.2500 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2345 to 534 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2010 rose and 677 declined, while 64 ended unchanged.

Shares in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 15.68% or 22.19 to 163.71. Shares in Urban One Inc Bats (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 315.75% or 20.650 to 27.190. Shares in ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 199.05% or 1.577 to 2.370.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.12% to 33.67.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.45% or 7.75 to $1734.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.21% or 0.82 to hit $37.94 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.02 to trade at $40.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1261, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 107.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 96.968.

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