U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.44%

13/08/2019 21:25:00 Stock Market

U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.44%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.48%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.95%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which rose 2.72% or 1.24 points to trade at 46.84 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 2.50% or 6.07 points to end at 249.27 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) was up 2.29% or 1.18 points to 52.72 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), which fell 0.57% or 0.20 points to trade at 35.19 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) declined 0.02% or 0.03 points to end at 134.12 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 0.02% or 0.06 points to 332.88.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) which rose 6.69% to 23.12, Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) which was up 6.47% to settle at 71.29 and Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which gained 4.84% to close at 44.17.

The worst performers were Southern Company (NYSE:SO) which was down 2.47% to 57.23 in late trade, Cabot Oil&Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) which lost 2.07% to settle at 16.99 and United Dominion Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:UDR) which was down 1.97% to 46.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MMTEC Inc (NASDAQ:MTC) which rose 171.85% to 7.34, Golden Bull Ltd (NASDAQ:DNJR) which was up 81.23% to settle at 1.02 and Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC (NASDAQ:DCPH) which gained 79.95% to close at 35.90.

The worst performers were Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GHSI) which was down 59.66% to 0.2400 in late trade, Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) which lost 42.49% to settle at 0.2125 and Covetrus Inc (NASDAQ:CVET) which was down 40.10% to 13.89 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2082 to 933 and 40 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1834 rose and 835 declined, while 93 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cabot Oil&Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) fell to 3-years lows; losing 2.07% or 0.36 to 16.99. Shares in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) fell to 52-week lows; losing 0.57% or 0.20 to 35.19. Shares in Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GHSI) fell to all time lows; losing 59.66% or 0.3549 to 0.2400. Shares in Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) fell to 5-year lows; down 42.49% or 0.1570 to 0.2125. Shares in Covetrus Inc (NASDAQ:CVET) fell to all time lows; falling 40.10% or 9.30 to 13.89.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 16.60% to 17.59.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 4.85 to $1512.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 3.31% or 1.82 to hit $56.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $60.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1176, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 106.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 97.683.