U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.83%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.83%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.83%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 5.50% or 2.44 points to trade at 46.77 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 3.46% or 6.85 points to end at 204.91 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 3.45% or 4.32 points to 129.42 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which lost 1.93% or 1.96 points to trade at 99.57 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) declined 1.41% or 2.54 points to end at 177.36 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 1.16% or 0.87 points to 74.33.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which rose 5.63% to 88.51, Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) which was up 5.50% to settle at 46.77 and Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which gained 4.94% to close at 39.91.

The worst performers were Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE: PCG ) which was down 30.68% to 17.74 in late trade, Edison International (NYSE: EIX ) which lost 12.40% to settle at 47.19 and NetApp Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP ) which was down 11.73% to 68.88 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were AGM Group Holdings Inc Class A (NASDAQ: AGMH ) which rose 46.14% to 35.98, Uniqure NV (NASDAQ: QURE ) which was up 35.66% to settle at 30.93 and SITO Mobile Ltd (NASDAQ: SITO ) which gained 24.99% to close at 1.200.

The worst performers were CDTi Advanced Materials Inc (NASDAQ: CDTI ) which was down 58.89% to 0.5920 in late trade, Remark Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MARK ) which lost 40.24% to settle at 1.960 and Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ: RVLT ) which was down 39.28% to 0.8501 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1821 to 1266 and 73 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1847 rose and 823 declined, while 55 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.98% to 19.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.20% or 14.40 to $1213.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.53% or 0.30 to hit $56.55 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.85% or 0.56 to trade at $66.68 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.1331, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 113.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.91.

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