U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.65%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.65%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.65%, while the S&P 500 index added 2.43%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 3.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which rose 10.60% or 21.85 points to trade at 228.00 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 6.98% or 11.11 points to end at 170.33 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) was up 4.41% or 9.39 points to 222.13 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which lost 5.19% or 11.01 points to trade at 201.16 in late trade. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) declined 4.15% or 7.06 points to end at 163.10 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) shed 3.52% or 4.76 points to 130.61.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) which rose 10.60% to 228.00, Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA ) which was up 9.12% to settle at 382.51 and DexCom Inc (NASDAQ: DXCM ) which gained 7.79% to close at 413.39.

The worst performers were Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which was down 7.32% to 49.90 in late trade, Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ) which lost 6.75% to settle at 41.42 and VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC ) which was down 6.52% to 62.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Imperial Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ: IMPP ) which rose 87.93% to 2.18, Yoshitsu Co Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: TKLF ) which was up 33.33% to settle at 3.40 and Mawson Infrastructure Group Inc (NASDAQ: MIGI ) which gained 24.13% to close at 4.63.

The worst performers were Volcon Inc (NASDAQ: VLCN ) which was down 21.16% to 2.98 in late trade, InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: NVIV ) which lost 20.45% to settle at 0.3700 and DouYu International Holdings (NASDAQ: DOYU ) which was down 19.05% to 2.040 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2231 to 1024 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2653 rose and 1192 declined, while 211 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.28% to 27.66.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.17% or 3.00 to $1790.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.81% or 0.70 to hit $87.31 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.94% or 0.83 to trade at $89.00 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1150, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 115.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.218.

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