U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.80%

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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 gained 0.80%, while the index added 0.95%, and the index gained 0.94%.

The best performers of the session on the were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.34% or 4.28 points to trade at 187.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:) added 1.91% or 3.37 points to end at 180.20 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 1.76% or 2.57 points to 148.71 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which fell 1.20% or 1.50 points to trade at 123.37 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) declined 0.90% or 0.39 points to end at 43.00 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.70% or 2.12 points to 301.77.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were APA Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 5.85% to 51.39, JM Smucker Company (NYSE:) which was up 5.72% to settle at 130.31 and Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 4.61% to close at 145.08.

The worst performers were The Mosaic Company (NYSE:) which was down 4.00% to 57.18 in late trade, Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 2.80% to settle at 81.48 and JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 2.49% to 176.57 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aeroclean Technologies LLC (NASDAQ:) which rose 154.74% to 12.10, Applied UV Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 96.40% to settle at 2.18 and Kiromic Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 79.22% to close at 0.50.

The worst performers were MoonLake Immunotherapeutics (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.50% to 6.12 in late trade, Pmv Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 21.70% to settle at 10.86 and AN2 Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 20.15% to 10.54 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2182 to 980 and 116 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2392 rose and 1446 declined, while 205 ended unchanged.

Shares in APA Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 5.85% or 2.84 to 51.39. Shares in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 4.61% or 6.39 to 145.08. Shares in Chevron Corp (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 1.91% or 3.37 to 180.20. Shares in Pmv Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 21.70% or 3.01 to 10.86.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.19% to 24.02 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.63% or 11.65 to $1,855.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.24% or 1.47 to hit $119.97 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 1.53 to trade at $121.04 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.13% to 1.07, while USD/JPY rose 0.58% to 132.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 102.32.