U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.44%

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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 1.44%, while the index gained 1.48%, and the index added 1.95%.

The best performers of the session on the were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.72% or 1.24 points to trade at 46.84 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) added 2.50% or 6.07 points to end at 249.27 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 2.29% or 1.18 points to 52.72 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:), which fell 0.57% or 0.20 points to trade at 35.19 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE:) declined 0.02% or 0.03 points to end at 134.12 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was down 0.02% or 0.06 points to 332.88.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 6.69% to 23.12, Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:) which was up 6.47% to settle at 71.29 and Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 4.84% to close at 44.17.

The worst performers were Southern Company (NYSE:) which was down 2.47% to 57.23 in late trade, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 2.07% to settle at 16.99 and United Dominion Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:) which was down 1.97% to 46.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MMTEC Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 171.85% to 7.34, Golden Bull Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 81.23% to settle at 1.02 and Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC (NASDAQ:) which gained 79.95% to close at 35.90.

The worst performers were Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 59.66% to 0.2400 in

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