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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.26% By Investing.com

© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.26%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the added 1.26%, while the index gained 1.36%, and the index gained 1.28%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nike Inc (NYSE:), which rose 6.01% or 5.43 points to trade at 95.83 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 5.41% or 2.52 points to end at 49.01 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was up 4.37% or 9.58 points to 228.84 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Salesforce Inc (NYSE:), which fell 4.47% or 6.54 points to trade at 139.79 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) declined 1.00% or 5.46 points to end at 538.15 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 0.19% or 0.27 points to 138.38.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which rose 11.53% to 35.20, Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:) which was up 8.69% to settle at 210.62 and Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE:) which gained 8.55% to close at 41.02.

The worst performers were Warner Bros Discovery Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 12.87% to 10.43 in late trade, Live Nation Entertainment Inc (NYSE:) which lost 7.25% to settle at 70.88 and ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:) which was down 6.12% to 361.95 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Huadi International Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 70.26% to 180.00, Sentage Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 34.54% to settle at 4.09 and Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 29.35% to close at 18.95.

The worst performers were Pulmonx Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 60.94% to 4.82 in late trade, Funko Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 59.38% to settle at 7.92 and Sensus Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 51.23% to 6.34 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2275 to 839 and 85 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2070 rose and 1658 declined, while 202 ended unchanged.

Shares in Warner Bros Discovery Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 12.87% or 1.54 to 10.43. Shares in Live Nation Entertainment Inc (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 7.25% or 5.54 to 70.88. Shares in Salesforce Inc (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.47% or 6.54 to 139.79. Shares in Huadi International Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 70.26% or 74.28 to 180.00. Shares in Pulmonx Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 60.94% or 7.52 to 4.82. Shares in Funko Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 59.38% or 11.58 to 7.92.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.96% to 24.55 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 3.30% or 53.75 to $1,684.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 5.09% or 4.49 to hit $92.66 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 4.25% or 4.02 to trade at $98.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 2.16% to 1.00, while USD/JPY fell 1.12% to 146.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.91% at 110.65.

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