U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.09%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.09%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.09% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.19%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 4.06% or 2.38 points to trade at 61.05 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 3.72% or 4.91 points to end at 136.94 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 2.81% or 4.08 points to 149.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 3.25% or 3.10 points to trade at 92.28 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.00% or 4.24 points to end at 207.22 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) shed 1.83% or 0.88 points to 47.21.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR ) which rose 10.94% to 99.17, BorgWarner Inc (NYSE: BWA ) which was up 7.02% to settle at 43.75 and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) which gained 6.26% to close at 11.54.

The worst performers were EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG ) which was down 8.06% to 55.35 in late trade, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which lost 8.09% to settle at 18.36 and Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE: XEC ) which was down 8.03% to 44.78 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Vinco Ventures Inc (NASDAQ: BBIG ) which rose 222.73% to 4.970, Qutoutiao Inc (NASDAQ: QTT ) which was up 72.86% to settle at 4.65 and Aditx Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ADTX ) which gained 54.02% to close at 4.02.

The worst performers were Obalon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OBLN ) which was down 34.18% to 5.450 in late trade, Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX ) which lost 24.74% to settle at 4.41 and Dyne Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: DYN ) which was down 23.66% to 21.78 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1798 to 1280 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1671 fell and 1399 advanced, while 57 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.67% to 21.22 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.07% or 1.30 to $1867.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.39% or 0.21 to hit $53.10 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $56.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.2163, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 103.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 90.095.

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