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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.21%

Stock MarketsAug 06, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials, Industrials and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.21%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.39%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 2.95% or 2.33 points to trade at 81.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) added 2.58% or 3.57 points to end at 141.87 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was up 2.43% or 3.05 points to 128.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 0.81% or 0.42 points to trade at 51.45 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 0.76% or 0.34 points to end at 44.43 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was down 0.61% or 1.00 points to 163.71.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Transdigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) which rose 13.67% to 524.39, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) which was up 7.96% to settle at 124.56 and Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) which gained 7.64% to close at 121.17.

The worst performers were International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) which was down 15.95% to 118.91 in late trade, Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) which lost 6.69% to settle at 22.02 and Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL) which was down 5.94% to 18.20 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were EverQuote Inc Class A (NASDAQ:EVER) which rose 49.24% to 19.70, China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF) which was up 30.30% to settle at 0.4300 and Lonestar Resources Ltd (NASDAQ:LONE) which gained 28.02% to close at 2.97.

The worst performers were Avid Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AVID) which was down 36.67% to 6.13 in late trade, GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ:GSKY) which lost 34.39% to settle at 6.81 and iPic Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:IPIC) which was down 28.92% to 0.5900 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2033 to 957 and 76 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1676 rose and 987 declined, while 80 ended unchanged.

Shares in Transdigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) rose to all time highs; gaining 13.67% or 63.06 to 524.39. Shares in International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) fell to 52-week lows; falling 15.95% or 22.56 to 118.91. Shares in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) rose to all time highs; rising 7.64% or 8.60 to 121.17. Shares in Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) fell to 3-years lows; down 0.76% or 0.34 to 44.43. Shares in EverQuote Inc Class A (NASDAQ:EVER) rose to all time highs; rising 49.24% or 6.50 to 19.70. Shares in GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ:GSKY) fell to all time lows; losing 34.39% or 3.57 to 6.81. Shares in iPic Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:IPIC) fell to all time lows; losing 28.92% or 0.2400 to 0.5900.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 17.97% to 20.17.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.67% or 9.95 to $1486.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.19% or 1.20 to hit $53.49 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.15 to trade at $58.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1203, while USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 106.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 97.400.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.21%
 

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