U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.11%

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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 0.11% to hit a new all time high, while the index gained 0.03%, and the index gained 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.36% or 3.11 points to trade at 231.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) added 1.25% or 1.77 points to end at 143.56 and American Express Company (NYSE:) was up 1.03% or 1.27 points to 124.95 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.23% or 0.71 points to trade at 57.09 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) declined 0.69% or 0.40 points to end at 57.30 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was down 0.69% or 1.36 points to 196.52.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Albemarle Corp (NYSE:) which rose 3.88% to 68.77, Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 3.70% to settle at 315.48 and Mosaic Co (NYSE:) which gained 3.44% to close at 20.15.

The worst performers were Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.97% to 51.57 in late trade, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:) which lost 3.31% to settle at 13.13 and AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:) which was down 3.27% to 83.15 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Inpixon (NASDAQ:) which rose 99.74% to 0.0769, Oncolytics Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 34.33% to settle at 1.800 and Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 31.02% to close at 0.629.

The worst performers were Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 63.68% to 1.58 in late trade, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (OTC:) which lost 55.89% to settle at 0.06 and Adamas Pharma (NASDAQ:) which was down 43.29% to 4.14 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1730 to 1109 and 87 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1468 rose and 1195 declined, while 83 ended unchanged.

Shares in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.36% or 3.11 to 231.15. Shares in Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (OTC:) fell to all time lows; losing 55.89% or 0.08 to 0.06.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.24% to 12.29.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.00% or 0.05 to $1480.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.57% or 0.34 to hit $60.48 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $65.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1152, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 109.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.752.

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