U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.37%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.37%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Telecoms and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.37%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.14%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 1.24% or 4.35 points to trade at 354.90 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 1.01% or 0.49 points to end at 49.20 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 0.98% or 1.07 points to 109.71 in late trade.

Biggest losers included McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ), which lost 0.60% or 1.20 points to trade at 197.77 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 0.58% or 0.48 points to end at 82.16 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) shed 0.48% or 0.24 points to 49.61.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Total System Services Inc (NYSE: TSS ) which rose 13.88% to 113.45, Intuit Inc (NASDAQ: INTU ) which was up 6.70% to settle at 257.48 and CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) which gained 4.66% to close at 10.11.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which was down 15.96% to 44.40 in late trade, Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ: ADSK ) which lost 4.91% to settle at 161.22 and Baker Hughes A Ge Company LLC (NYSE: BHGE ) which was down 3.69% to 22.21 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ: RVLT ) which rose 53.26% to 0.2800, OUTLOOK THERAPEUTICS INC (NASDAQ: OTLK ) which was up 42.35% to settle at 2.79 and ESSA Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EPIX ) which gained 26.83% to close at 2.600.

The worst performers were Urban Tea Inc (NASDAQ: MYT ) which was down 52.52% to 1.1300 in late trade, Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ: LGCY ) which lost 35.58% to settle at 0.15 and Immuron Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: IMRN ) which was down 27.24% to 3.66 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1985 to 972 and 122 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1690 rose and 941 declined, while 97 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.32% to 15.85.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.09% or 1.10 to $1284.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.88% or 1.09 to hit $59.00 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.15% or 1.46 to trade at $69.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.27% to 1.1211, while USD/JPY fell 0.26% to 109.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 97.465.

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