Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Financials and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.45%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.64%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.65%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 3.28% or 2.18 points to trade at 68.66 at the close. Meanwhile, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) added 1.57% or 2.48 points to end at 160.62 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was up 1.46% or 0.97 points to 67.56 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 0.68% or 0.33 points to trade at 48.12 at the close. Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) declined 0.57% or 0.74 points to end at 129.48 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was down 0.54% or 1.05 points to 193.09.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) which rose 12.01% to 53.16, Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) which was up 7.78% to settle at 156.11 and Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) which gained 5.89% to close at 26.07.
The worst performers were Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) which was down 3.39% to 84.08 in late trade, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) which lost 2.79% to settle at 143.87 and Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) which was down 2.05% to 33.94 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WINS) which rose 50.82% to 92.00, Truett-Hurst Inc (NASDAQ:THST) which was up 40.00% to settle at 1.960 and Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RGLS) which gained 33.42% to close at 0.265.
The worst performers were OptiNose (NASDAQ:OPTN) which was down 28.97% to 13.85 in late trade, NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ:NFEC) which lost 25.47% to settle at 3.9500 and Ability Inc (NASDAQ:ABIL) which was down 24.04% to 4.55 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2179 to 894 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1624 rose and 949 declined, while 130 ended unchanged.
Shares in Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) rose to 52-week highs; rising 7.78% or 11.27 to 156.11. Shares in Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.05% or 0.71 to 33.94. Shares in OptiNose (NASDAQ:OPTN) fell to all time lows; losing 28.97% or 5.65 to 13.85.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.68% to 13.35.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 2.70 to $1201.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $67.17 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $72.57 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.57% to 1.1345, while USD/JPY rose 0.44% to 111.19.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 96.56.