U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.30%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.30%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.30% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.31%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which rose 1.87% or 1.42 points to trade at 77.18 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 1.47% or 1.51 points to end at 103.98 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 1.19% or 1.55 points to 131.32 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 1.49% or 0.83 points to trade at 55.05 in late trade. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declined 0.91% or 1.76 points to end at 191.70 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) shed 0.75% or 0.64 points to 84.31.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Monster Beverage 1990 Corp (NASDAQ: MNST ) which rose 5.02% to 55.48, Allergan Plc (NYSE: AGN ) which was up 4.34% to settle at 170.35 and DR Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI ) which gained 4.12% to close at 44.19.

The worst performers were Wyndham Destinations Inc (NYSE: WYND ) which was down 3.02% to 48.24 in late trade, Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS ) which lost 2.61% to settle at 99.81 and Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO ) which was down 2.54% to 257.97 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were EDAP TMS SA (NASDAQ: EDAP ) which rose 62.90% to 3.600, TapImmune Inc (NASDAQ: TPIV ) which was up 51.26% to settle at 9.0000 and Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX ) which gained 26.49% to close at 24.88.

The worst performers were Trovagene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV ) which was down 48.02% to 0.920 in late trade, Evolus Inc (NASDAQ: EOLS ) which lost 17.46% to settle at 25.57 and SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES ) which was down 15.06% to 1.41 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1757 to 1305 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1275 rose and 1263 declined, while 129 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.25% to 12.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1303.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.50% or 0.33 to hit $65.62 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.19% or 0.92 to trade at $76.40 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1770, while USD/JPY fell 0.21% to 109.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 93.54.

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