U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.97%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.97%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.97% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.23% or 1.03 points to trade at 47.18 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 2.21% or 1.57 points to end at 72.86 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 2.09% or 3.20 points to 155.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 0.19% or 0.40 points to trade at 211.28 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 0.01% or 0.01 points to end at 119.52 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) gained 0.24% or 0.20 points to 84.83.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which rose 6.42% to 19.96, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which was up 5.03% to settle at 18.150 and Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ: BHF ) which gained 4.34% to close at 46.21.

The worst performers were Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT ) which was down 6.57% to 133.75 in late trade, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which lost 4.89% to settle at 61.01 and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC ) which was down 3.35% to 301.81 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ: ASCMA ) which rose 119.62% to 2.35, New Age Beverages Corp (NASDAQ: NBEV ) which was up 72.31% to settle at 7.53 and Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ: ALT ) which gained 66.19% to close at 27.355.

The worst performers were Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY ) which was down 20.25% to 170.71 in late trade, Iterum Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ: ITRM ) which lost 18.52% to settle at 6.73 and Dragon Victory International Ltd (NASDAQ: LYL ) which was down 14.86% to 1.49 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2081 to 1005 and 33 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1884 rose and 709 declined, while 91 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.43% to 11.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.31% or 3.80 to $1212.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.92% or 0.65 to hit $70.12 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.03% or 0.82 to trade at $78.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.90% to 1.1778, while USD/JPY rose 0.13% to 112.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.69% at 93.47.

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