U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.21%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.21%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.21%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 4.92% or 2.21 points to trade at 47.13 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 4.65% or 5.71 points to end at 128.40 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) was up 3.80% or 5.79 points to 158.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ), which lost 1.29% or 2.74 points to trade at 209.02 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 0.74% or 1.66 points to end at 222.07 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.70% or 0.85 points to 121.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST ) which rose 17.15% to 36.34, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which was up 7.18% to settle at 9.55 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which gained 7.14% to close at 20.72.

The worst performers were Edison International (NYSE: EIX ) which was down 3.85% to 71.33 in late trade, Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: NEM ) which lost 3.39% to settle at 37.62 and MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MKTX ) which was down 3.04% to 348.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ: SES ) which rose 191.67% to 5.2500, Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: TTNP ) which was up 34.29% to settle at 0.4300 and Trevi Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TRVI ) which gained 34.04% to close at 4.45.

The worst performers were Auris Medical Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: EARS ) which was down 15.77% to 2.190 in late trade, Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX ) which lost 15.66% to settle at 29.99 and Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ: LKCO ) which was down 15.16% to 3.470 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2176 to 707 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2010 rose and 636 declined, while 68 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 11.48% to 15.58.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.50% or 7.50 to $1493.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.48% or 1.33 to hit $54.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.64% or 1.56 to trade at $60.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1037, while USD/JPY rose 0.42% to 108.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 98.045.

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