U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.90%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.90%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.90%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 3.41% or 1.88 points to trade at 57.08 at the close. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) added 3.21% or 2.06 points to end at 66.17 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) was up 2.22% or 0.95 points to 43.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 0.36% or 0.45 points to trade at 123.85 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 0.11% or 0.11 points to end at 99.36 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 0.05% or 0.05 points to 98.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which rose 5.89% to 55.21, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was up 4.88% to settle at 14.400 and DXC Technology Co (NYSE: DXC ) which gained 4.68% to close at 83.40.

The worst performers were Concho Resources Inc (NYSE: CXO ) which was down 5.90% to 129.21 in late trade, Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE: XEC ) which lost 5.20% to settle at 88.09 and Scana Corporation (NYSE: SCG ) which was down 2.62% to 35.35 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Co-Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: CODX ) which rose 65.17% to 4.79, Netlist Inc (NASDAQ: NLST ) which was up 31.92% to settle at 0.231 and Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT ) which gained 23.38% to close at 4.750.

The worst performers were Ominto Inc (NASDAQ: OMNT ) which was down 53.40% to 0.4800 in late trade, Organovo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ONVO ) which lost 26.40% to settle at 1.450 and Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD ) which was down 18.86% to 2.28 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2131 to 931 and 121 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1804 rose and 725 declined, while 142 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 12.51% to 13.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.53% or 6.90 to $1293.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.92% or 1.29 to hit $65.75 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.08% or 0.84 to trade at $76.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1658, while USD/JPY rose 0.64% to 109.52.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 94.18.

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