U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.80%
8/4/2021 11:03:02 AM
Investing.com –

U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.80%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.82%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.55%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), which rose 1.87% or 2.64 points to trade at 144.06 at the close. Meanwhile, Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) added 1.83% or 4.39 points to end at 244.18 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was up 1.75% or 3.46 points to 200.98 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which fell 1.45% or 2.55 points to trade at 173.00 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) declined 1.32% or 3.17 points to end at 236.93 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) was down 1.12% or 2.68 points to 237.10.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) which rose 10.91% to 293.88, Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE:PXD) which was up 7.94% to settle at 153.65 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:UAA) which gained 7.58% to close at 22.71.

The worst performers were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which was down 18.31% to 177.68 in late trade, Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) which lost 9.46% to settle at 164.06 and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) which was down 7.72% to 159.84 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ:CXDC) which rose 152.65% to 0.9300, Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ARCT) which was up 67.86% to settle at 58.18 and Flora Growth Corp (NASDAQ:FLGC) which gained 62.40% to close at 12.700.

The worst performers were E-Home Household Service Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:EJH) which was down 61.10% to 7.92 in late trade, Neuronetics Inc (NASDAQ:STIM) which lost 42.06% to settle at 7.55 and Ecmoho Ltd (NASDAQ:MOHO) which was down 38.25% to 0.8151 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1881 to 1251 and 139 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1905 fell and 1599 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged.

Shares in Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) rose to all time highs; gaining 10.91% or 28.91 to 293.88. Shares in Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) fell to 52-week lows; losing 9.46% or 17.14 to 164.06. Shares in E-Home Household Service Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:EJH) fell to all time lows; losing 61.10% or 12.44 to 7.92. Shares in Flora Growth Corp (NASDAQ:FLGC) rose to all time highs; up 62.40% or 4.880 to 12.700. Shares in Ecmoho Ltd (NASDAQ:MOHO) fell to all time lows; losing 38.25% or 0.5049 to 0.8151.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.30% to 18.04.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 8.75 to $1813.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.91% or 0.65 to hit $70.61 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.59% or 0.43 to trade at $72.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1862, while USD/JPY fell 0.20% to 109.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.088.