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

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.11%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.37%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 0.84% or 0.28 points to trade at 33.63 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 0.84% or 0.62 points to end at 74.49 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) was up 0.74% or 1.20 points to 163.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 1.48% or 0.78 points to trade at 51.85 in late trade. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) declined 1.03% or 0.81 points to end at 78.14 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 0.51% or 0.81 points to 156.68.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE: TSN ) which rose 7.64% to 70.45, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was up 3.61% to settle at 39.33 and Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK ) which gained 3.40% to close at 37.37.

The worst performers were Scana Corporation (NYSE: SCG ) which was down 4.90% to 48.49 in late trade, Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which lost 4.38% to settle at 24.88 and Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR ) which was down 4.22% to 11.79 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Zogenix Inc (NASDAQ: ZGNX ) which rose 172.23% to 35.050, root9B Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: RTNB ) which was up 44.24% to settle at 2.0050 and Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR ) which gained 35.87% to close at 3.0300.

The worst performers were Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ: JAGX ) which was down 50.22% to 0.200 in late trade, Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: RTTR ) which lost 29.31% to settle at 0.350 and ITUS Corp (NASDAQ: ITUS ) which was down 24.86% to 2.630 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1807 to 1275 and 135 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1355 rose and 1140 declined, while 136 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.63% to 9.49 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.43% or 5.54 to $1283.16 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $51.59 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.47 to trade at $56.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1822, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 112.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 92.89.

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