U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.48%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.48%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.48%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 7.21% or 18.69 points to trade at 277.86 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 3.50% or 5.87 points to end at 173.36 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 3.38% or 5.27 points to 161.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ), which lost 0.17% or 0.09 points to trade at 54.04 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 0.16% or 0.67 points to end at 408.03 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) shed 0.01% or 0.02 points to 335.91.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which rose 7.75% to 32.80, Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) which was up 7.21% to settle at 277.86 and APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which gained 7.06% to close at 21.54.

The worst performers were Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR ) which was down 3.19% to 102.61 in late trade, Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: DLR ) which lost 3.04% to settle at 154.68 and ResMed Inc (NYSE: RMD ) which was down 1.99% to 282.75 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Medirom Healthcare Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: MRM ) which rose 72.08% to 12.715, Transcode Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RNAZ ) which was up 53.44% to settle at 4.02 and Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: AMHC ) which gained 39.83% to close at 14.305.

The worst performers were Eargo Inc (NASDAQ: EAR ) which was down 68.30% to 6.87 in late trade, China Liberal Education Holdings (NASDAQ: CLEU ) which lost 29.19% to settle at 2.110 and Aterian Inc (NASDAQ: ATER ) which was down 28.41% to 11.97 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2157 to 1021 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2635 rose and 924 declined, while 130 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 10.73% to 18.63.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 2.12% or 37.75 to $1741.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.38% or 1.00 to hit $73.23 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.37% or 1.04 to trade at $77.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.45% to 1.1739, while USD/JPY rose 0.51% to 110.35.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 93.108.

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