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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.58%

Stock MarketsJul 10, 2018 04:25PM ET
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© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.58% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Utilities and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.58%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.35%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.04%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which rose 2.52% or 1.96 points to trade at 79.82 at the close. Meanwhile, DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) added 1.59% or 1.06 points to end at 67.81 and General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) was up 1.58% or 0.22 points to 14.17 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), which fell 0.62% or 0.66 points to trade at 106.62 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 0.50% or 1.14 points to end at 226.85 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was down 0.12% or 0.23 points to 190.35.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were PepsiCo Inc (NASDAQ:PEP) which rose 4.76% to 112.89, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) which was up 3.28% to settle at 165.38 and Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) which gained 2.82% to close at 13.87.

The worst performers were Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) which was down 4.63% to 60.76 in late trade, Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) which lost 3.08% to settle at 17.00 and Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) which was down 3.04% to 43.72 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd (NASDAQ:MTSL) which rose 145.95% to 2.7300, Bridgeline Digital Inc (NASDAQ:BLIN) which was up 75.57% to settle at 2.3000 and US Gold Corp (NASDAQ:USAU) which gained 23.02% to close at 1.6300.

The worst performers were Tantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:TANH) which was down 43.56% to 1.49 in late trade, Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) which lost 34.73% to settle at 3.590 and MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MBVX) which was down 21.23% to 1.150 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1545 to 1509 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1601 fell and 954 advanced, while 129 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:TANH) fell to 52-week lows; falling 43.56% or 1.15 to 1.49.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.71% to 12.60.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.29% or 3.60 to $1256.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.23% or 0.17 to hit $74.02 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.76 to trade at $78.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1745, while USD/JPY rose 0.40% to 111.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.86.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.58%

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