U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.58%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.58%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.58% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.90%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 3.01% or 1.30 points to trade at 44.56 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 2.55% or 2.16 points to end at 86.85 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) was up 2.03% or 0.74 points to 37.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which lost 0.97% or 1.50 points to trade at 152.50 in late trade. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) declined 0.46% or 0.32 points to end at 70.00 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) shed 0.03% or 0.08 points to 238.00.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which rose 9.77% to 15.17, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which was up 9.40% to settle at 13.620 and Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ: DISCK ) which gained 5.90% to close at 19.75.

The worst performers were CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX ) which was down 7.64% to 52.93 in late trade, Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which lost 4.68% to settle at 15.48 and Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) which was down 4.20% to 94.86 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were LongFin Corp Class A (NASDAQ: LFIN ) which rose 307.59% to 22.01, ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ: PIXY ) which was up 79.72% to settle at 3.90 and PhaseRx Inc (NASDAQ: PZRX ) which gained 33.53% to close at 0.49.

The worst performers were TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV ) which was down 41.31% to 0.253 in late trade, One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI ) which lost 39.29% to settle at 1.8700 and Reven Housing Reit Inc (NASDAQ: RVEN ) which was down 22.84% to 3.04 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2106 to 1016 and 105 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1766 rose and 774 declined, while 123 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 10.20% to 9.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.12% or 1.50 to $1258.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.53% or 0.30 to hit $57.34 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.05 to trade at $63.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1755, while USD/JPY rose 0.20% to 112.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 93.94.

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