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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.65%

Stock MarketsJul 23, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.65%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.68%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.58%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), which rose 6.07% or 3.11 points to trade at 54.33 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 3.42% or 1.74 points to end at 52.62 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 2.54% or 5.43 points to 219.43 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), which fell 1.48% or 2.21 points to trade at 147.50 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declined 1.26% or 1.45 points to end at 113.85 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was down 0.65% or 0.73 points to 112.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ:HAS) which rose 9.95% to 119.31, Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) which was up 7.84% to settle at 490.23 and Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE:SWK) which gained 7.18% to close at 151.66.

The worst performers were PulteGroup Inc (NYSE:PHM) which was down 8.33% to 30.69 in late trade, Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) which lost 5.31% to settle at 42.83 and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) which was down 3.96% to 142.47 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hoth Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HOTH) which rose 58.82% to 6.75, Therapix Biosciences Ltd (NASDAQ:TRPX) which was up 47.83% to settle at 3.40 and Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ:MBOT) which gained 31.63% to close at 6.9500.

The worst performers were Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MRNS) which was down 70.10% to 1.19 in late trade, Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:VIVE) which lost 60.82% to settle at 0.1598 and Intracellular Th (NASDAQ:ITCI) which was down 31.64% to 8.19 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1952 to 1006 and 126 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1449 rose and 1191 declined, while 93 ended unchanged.

Shares in Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ:HAS) rose to all time highs; up 9.95% or 10.80 to 119.31. Shares in Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) rose to all time highs; rising 7.84% or 35.64 to 490.23. Shares in Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rose to all time highs; up 6.07% or 3.11 to 54.33. Shares in Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MRNS) fell to 52-week lows; falling 70.10% or 2.79 to 1.19. Shares in Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:VIVE) fell to all time lows; falling 60.82% or 0.2481 to 0.1598. Shares in Intracellular Th (NASDAQ:ITCI) fell to all time lows; falling 31.64% or 3.79 to 8.19.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.80% to 12.61.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.61% or 8.75 to $1418.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.65% or 0.93 to hit $57.15 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.08 to trade at $64.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1153, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 108.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.417.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.65%
 

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