U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.20%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.20%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.20%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.44%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which rose 2.99% or 4.69 points to trade at 161.53 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 2.60% or 1.13 points to end at 44.51 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 2.41% or 1.19 points to 50.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which added 0.02% or 0.02 points to trade at 115.78 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 0.09% or 0.19 points to end at 218.46 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) gained 0.25% or 0.28 points to 112.97.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which rose 9.68% to 8.79, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which was up 7.25% to settle at 159.56 and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE: WAB ) which gained 6.90% to close at 66.610.

The worst performers were Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE: ADS ) which was down 9.06% to 138.69 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which lost 1.20% to settle at 37.99 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT ) which was down 1.12% to 46.63 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Plus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PSTV ) which rose 272.16% to 14.4400, Solid Biosciences LLC (NASDAQ: SLDB ) which was up 43.25% to settle at 8.81 and Organogenesis Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ORGO ) which gained 29.13% to close at 4.610.

The worst performers were OptimumBank Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OPHC ) which was down 35.76% to 2.120 in late trade, SAExploration Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SAEX ) which lost 31.69% to settle at 2.220 and Yangtze River Port and Logistics Ltd (NASDAQ: YRIV ) which was down 25.67% to 0.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2366 to 628 and 24 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2124 rose and 568 declined, while 62 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 12.80% to 18.47.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 7.40 to $1523.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.83% or 0.45 to hit $54.92 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.79% or 0.46 to trade at $58.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1091, while USD/JPY rose 0.25% to 106.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.062.

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