U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17% By Investing.com

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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 added 0.17%, while the index climbed 0.12%, and the index added 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the were 3M Company (NYSE:), which rose 3.46% or 5.90 points to trade at 176.29 at the close. Meanwhile, International Business Machines (NYSE:) added 2.93% or 3.47 points to end at 122.05 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) was up 2.66% or 4.42 points to 170.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were American Express Company (NYSE:), which fell 3.57% or 4.33 points to trade at 116.82 at the close. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:) declined 3.00% or 1.75 points to end at 56.67 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.80% or 2.48 points to 135.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE:) which rose 28.62% to 14.65, Macerich Company (NYSE:) which was up 13.81% to settle at 19.62 and H&R Block Inc (NYSE:) which gained 8.64% to close at 18.35.

The worst performers were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.90% to 27.27 in late trade, Rockwell Automation Inc (NYSE:) which lost 5.69% to settle at 246.00 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 5.02% to 20.43 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 60.44% to 28.51, Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 60.84% to settle at 9.650 and Aikido Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 50.82% to close at 1.840.

The worst performers were Kaspien Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 16.18% to 30.090 in late trade, Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 16.49% to settle at 6.430 and Repro Med Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 16.57% to 4.28 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1662 to 1447 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1831 fell and 1244 advanced, while 59 ended unchanged.

Shares in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.66% or 4.42 to 170.40. Shares in Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; up 60.44% or 10.74 to 28.51. Shares in Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 60.84% or 3.650 to 9.650.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.55% to 22.83.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 4.15 to $1851.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.45% or 0.24 to hit $52.53 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.11 to trade at $55.57 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.2168, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 103.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 90.127.

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