U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.67%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.67%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.67%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.56% or 8.48 points to trade at 339.33 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 1.90% or 1.16 points to end at 62.09 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 1.90% or 2.80 points to 150.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 5.35% or 3.35 points to trade at 59.22 in late trade. Honeywell International Inc (NYSE: HON ) declined 2.07% or 4.75 points to end at 224.51 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 1.94% or 2.85 points to 144.31.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB ) which rose 8.71% to 564.21, Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was up 7.72% to settle at 9.91 and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which gained 6.03% to close at 89.15.

The worst performers were Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB ) which was down 5.86% to 132.10 in late trade, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) which lost 5.35% to settle at 59.22 and Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX ) which was down 3.35% to 188.53 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sypris Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SYPR ) which rose 56.94% to 4.4100, Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ: UXIN ) which was up 56.62% to settle at 2.130 and Microvision Inc (NASDAQ: MVIS ) which gained 36.76% to close at 17.9700.

The worst performers were Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INO ) which was down 24.97% to 6.85 in late trade, Protara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TARA ) which lost 17.87% to settle at 12.27 and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: AXAS ) which was down 14.58% to 2.0500 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2401 to 630 and 97 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2372 rose and 789 declined, while 103 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.38% to 17.33.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.31% or 5.55 to $1776.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.17% or 0.72 to hit $62.15 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.70 to trade at $66.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.68% to 1.2096, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 107.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 90.800.

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