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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.20%

Stock MarketsJun 22, 2021 04:25PM ET
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© Reuters U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.20%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.20%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.51%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.79%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 1.86% or 2.42 points to trade at 132.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.65% or 5.08 points to end at 312.69 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 1.26% or 1.67 points to 133.97 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which fell 0.76% or 0.58 points to trade at 76.17 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 0.62% or 1.51 points to end at 243.77 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) was down 0.58% or 1.41 points to 243.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which rose 5.02% to 69.09, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which was up 4.68% to settle at 34.45 and Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) which gained 3.26% to close at 374.62.

The worst performers were Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) which was down 3.55% to 43.75 in late trade, Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) which lost 2.95% to settle at 61.83 and Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM) which was down 2.19% to 20.56 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Alfi Inc (NASDAQ:ALF) which rose 109.42% to 16.340, County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) which was up 47.37% to settle at 34.47 and Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IDRA) which gained 41.07% to close at 1.5800.

The worst performers were Torchlight Energy Resources Inc (NASDAQ:TRCH) which was down 28.02% to 7.140 in late trade, Portage Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:PRTG) which lost 16.78% to settle at 33.04 and Prometheus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:RXDX) which was down 13.98% to 22.18 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1653 to 1510 and 130 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1785 fell and 1661 advanced, while 155 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) rose to all time highs; up 3.26% or 11.83 to 374.62. Shares in Alfi Inc (NASDAQ:ALF) rose to all time highs; gaining 109.42% or 8.535 to 16.340. Shares in County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) rose to 3-years highs; up 47.37% or 11.08 to 34.47.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.88% to 16.66.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.30% or 5.40 to $1777.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.27% or 0.20 to hit $72.92 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $74.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.1941, while USD/JPY rose 0.32% to 110.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 91.722.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.20%
 

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