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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

Stock MarketsSep 17, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities, Consumer Services and Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.26%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 1.41% or 5.35 points to trade at 384.20 at the close. Meanwhile, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) added 1.20% or 1.41 points to end at 119.05 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 1.18% or 2.45 points to 209.85 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which fell 2.06% or 1.01 points to trade at 48.00 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) declined 1.10% or 0.55 points to end at 49.41 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was down 0.94% or 1.60 points to 168.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI) which rose 4.41% to 240.15, Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) which was up 4.14% to settle at 42.00 and Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) which gained 3.88% to close at 75.00.

The worst performers were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which was down 9.76% to 32.10 in late trade, Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) which lost 8.54% to settle at 26.02 and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) which was down 7.76% to 13.07 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aclaris Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ACRS) which rose 63.64% to 1.80, Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:BNTC) which was up 50.82% to settle at 0.9200 and Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GHSI) which gained 24.37% to close at 0.4701.

The worst performers were Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SNNA) which was down 73.56% to 0.18 in late trade, Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WINS) which lost 27.01% to settle at 20.00 and Jiayin Group Inc (NASDAQ:JFIN) which was down 25.67% to 14.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1494 to 1473 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1529 fell and 1141 advanced, while 87 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SNNA) fell to all time lows; falling 73.56% or 0.50 to 0.18.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.57% to 14.44.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 2.35 to $1509.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 6.54% or 4.10 to hit $58.57 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $64.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1073, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 97.775.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%
 

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