U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.65%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.65%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.65%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.81%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which rose 2.52% or 7.49 points to trade at 304.26 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 1.96% or 6.33 points to end at 329.23 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) was up 1.66% or 0.95 points to 58.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 0.82% or 0.43 points to trade at 52.01 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) declined 0.38% or 0.86 points to end at 223.53 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) shed 0.39% or 0.22 points to 56.64.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which rose 7.34% to 58.38, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which was up 5.09% to settle at 208.05 and ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ: ABMD ) which gained 4.53% to close at 348.45.

The worst performers were Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ: ROST ) which was down 2.68% to 123.19 in late trade, Deere & Company (NYSE: DE ) which lost 2.06% to settle at 351.60 and Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ: LRCX ) which was down 1.93% to 566.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Regencell Bioscience Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: RGC ) which rose 235.56% to 21.14, Flora Growth Corp (NASDAQ: FLGC ) which was up 43.93% to settle at 12.680 and GeoVax Labs Inc (NASDAQ: GOVX ) which gained 32.79% to close at 5.710.

The worst performers were Progenity Inc (NASDAQ: PROG ) which was down 55.27% to 0.666 in late trade, Sonnet Biotherapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SONN ) which lost 49.59% to settle at 0.6150 and Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP ) which was down 40.14% to 2.125 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2329 to 889 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2563 rose and 1029 declined, while 131 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 14.35% to 18.56.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.30 to $1783.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.55% or 1.62 to hit $61.88 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.15% or 1.43 to trade at $65.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1704, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 109.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 93.455.

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