Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the gained 0.89%, while the index climbed 1.00%, and the index added 1.24%.
The best performers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 8.16% or 18.00 points to trade at 238.59 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) added 3.01% or 3.51 points to end at 119.96 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was up 2.06% or 2.65 points to 131.03 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:), which fell 2.37% or 2.85 points to trade at 117.20 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 0.59% or 2.22 points to end at 370.96 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was down 0.56% or 1.16 points to 207.22.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:) which rose 8.98% to 17.30, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) which was up 8.16% to settle at 238.59 and First Republic Bank (NYSE:) which gained 6.63% to close at 103.62.
The worst performers were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:) which was down 2.62% to 43.49 in late trade, Coty Inc (NYSE:) which lost 2.54% to settle at 10.38 and ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:) which was down 2.52% to 27.08 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Datasea Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 274.48% to 3.34, Relmada Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 155.61% to settle at 28.5 and TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 78.40% to close at 2.00.
The worst performers were Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 51.03% to 9.5500 in late trade, NF Energy Saving Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 35.33% to settle at 5.8200 and Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 21.05% to 2.250 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1871 to 997 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1915 rose and 726 declined, while 74 ended unchanged.
Shares in Relmada Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; up 155.61% or 17.4 to 28.5. Shares in TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 78.40% or 0.88 to 2.00.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.07% to 13.54 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.86% or 12.95 to $1484.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.27% or 0.68 to hit $52.91 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $58.86 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1032, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 98.015.
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