U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.41%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.41%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.41% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which rose 3.41% or 4.65 points to trade at 140.97 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 3.27% or 3.89 points to end at 122.99 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 2.64% or 5.32 points to 207.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ), which lost 1.17% or 0.65 points to trade at 55.12 in late trade. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) declined 0.41% or 0.47 points to end at 115.44 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.37% or 0.45 points to 122.76.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tapestry Inc (NYSE: TPR ) which rose 8.36% to 22.92, IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP ) which was up 7.76% to settle at 134.37 and Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CPRI ) which gained 6.95% to close at 28.30.

The worst performers were Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: NEM ) which was down 4.10% to 39.34 in late trade, Concho Resources Inc (NYSE: CXO ) which lost 3.58% to settle at 70.36 and Church & Dwight Company Inc (NYSE: CHD ) which was down 3.35% to 77.50 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Stellar Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ: EDSA ) which rose 45.13% to 5.980, Modern Media Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: MMDM ) which was up 41.27% to settle at 8.94 and Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ: ASNA ) which gained 36.68% to close at 0.28.

The worst performers were TeleNav Inc (NASDAQ: TNAV ) which was down 44.80% to 5.79 in late trade, Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ: KIRK ) which lost 22.00% to settle at 1.17 and Livongo Health Inc (NASDAQ: LVGO ) which was down 17.29% to 25.55 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2021 to 954 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1980 rose and 682 declined, while 86 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.12% to 16.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 2.13% or 33.30 to $1527.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.14% or 0.08 to hit $56.18 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.04 to trade at $60.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1037, while USD/JPY rose 0.05% to 106.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.350.

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