U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.92%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.92%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.05%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.25%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 3.12% or 11.66 points to trade at 385.81 at the close. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) added 2.00% or 5.65 points to end at 288.76 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was up 1.66% or 6.42 points to 393.43 in late trade.

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The worst performers of the session were Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which fell 1.81% or 1.50 points to trade at 81.60 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) declined 0.67% or 0.96 points to end at 143.15 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was down 0.33% or 0.63 points to 192.50.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) which rose 5.93% to 332.47, Invesco Plc (NYSE:IVZ) which was up 5.27% to settle at 25.37 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) which gained 5.21% to close at 634.81.

The worst performers were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which was down 5.36% to 17.14 in late trade, Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) which lost 3.71% to settle at 54.20 and Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) which was down 3.25% to 760.07 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bit Digital Inc (NASDAQ:BTBT) which rose 36.17% to 10.335, Marine Petroleum Trust (NASDAQ:MARPS) which was up 22.11% to settle at 6.130 and Jupiter Wellness Inc (NASDAQ:JUPW) which gained 20.47% to close at 1.530.

The worst performers were DatChat Inc (NASDAQ:DATS) which was down 24.29% to 8.85 in late trade, Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ:MDIA) which lost 23.32% to settle at 8.120 and Salem Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:SALM) which was down 22.15% to 3.480 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1907 to 1301 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2094 rose and 1446 declined, while 161 ended unchanged.

Shares in Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) rose to all time highs; rising 5.21% or 31.46 to 634.81.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.23% to 21.30.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.41% or 7.25 to $1760.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.00% or 1.55 to hit $79.17 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.87% or 1.52 to trade at $82.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1595, while USD/JPY rose 0.57% to 111.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 93.995.

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