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

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

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.65% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.70%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.55%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which rose 5.03% or 8.79 points to trade at 183.42 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) added 3.33% or 2.99 points to end at 92.79 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was up 2.82% or 3.48 points to 127.09 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 1.98% or 4.70 points to trade at 232.50 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) declined 1.74% or 4.67 points to end at 263.47 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was down 0.72% or 0.88 points to 122.06.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which rose 12.36% to 18.41, Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) which was up 11.07% to settle at 46.55 and Apache Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) which gained 9.83% to close at 15.09.

The worst performers were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) which was down 3.69% to 278.84 in late trade, Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) which lost 3.33% to settle at 127.61 and Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) which was down 2.83% to 76.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were China HGS Real Estate Inc (NASDAQ:HGSH) which rose 67.05% to 2.9400, Fangdd Network Group Ltd (NASDAQ:DUO) which was up 44.90% to settle at 9.94 and Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) which gained 39.50% to close at 1.6600.

The worst performers were Ever-Glory International Group Inc (NASDAQ:EVK) which was down 27.62% to 3.800 in late trade, Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ:KXIN) which lost 24.09% to settle at 4.980 and Lizhi Inc (NASDAQ:LIZI) which was down 23.59% to 3.66 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2268 to 672 and 105 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2098 rose and 816 declined, while 78 ended unchanged.

Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.03% or 8.79 to 183.42. Shares in China HGS Real Estate Inc (NASDAQ:HGSH) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 67.05% or 1.1800 to 2.9400.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.68% to 20.71.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.06% or 1.05 to $1840.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.79% or 0.36 to hit $46.00 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.30 to trade at $49.01 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.2136, while USD/JPY rose 0.27% to 104.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 90.713.

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