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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.01%

Stock MarketsSep 15, 2020 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.01%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.52%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.21%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which rose 2.04% or 5.04 points to trade at 251.68 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 1.96% or 0.98 points to end at 51.07 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 1.76% or 4.93 points to 285.58 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 3.20% or 4.91 points to trade at 148.60 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) declined 3.11% or 3.19 points to end at 99.28 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was down 2.02% or 2.31 points to 112.15.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) which rose 6.31% to 115.58, Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) which was up 5.82% to settle at 129.99 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which gained 5.31% to close at 10.71.

The worst performers were Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) which was down 10.76% to 15.93 in late trade, Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) which lost 6.94% to settle at 44.81 and Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which was down 6.19% to 3.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Novus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NVUS) which rose 192.88% to 1.1100, Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MRNS) which was up 51.66% to settle at 3.200 and Oasis Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ:OAS) which gained 28.34% to close at 0.519.

The worst performers were Nano X Imaging Ltd (NASDAQ:NNOX) which was down 22.78% to 38.00 in late trade, Francescas Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN) which lost 22.19% to settle at 3.94 and 89bio Inc (NASDAQ:ETNB) which was down 17.17% to 30.44 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1666 to 1395 and 91 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1454 rose and 1367 declined, while 97 ended unchanged.

Shares in Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) fell to all time lows; down 6.19% or 0.21 to 3.18. Shares in Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MRNS) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 51.66% or 1.090 to 3.200.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.01% to 25.59.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.09% or 1.75 to $1961.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.06% or 1.14 to hit $38.40 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.10% or 0.04 to trade at $40.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1849, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 105.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.115.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.01%
 

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