U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.01%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.01%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.01%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.70%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.13% or 0.64 points to trade at 30.72 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 1.92% or 3.79 points to end at 200.71 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.66% or 3.10 points to 189.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 2.25% or 6.28 points to trade at 272.29 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) declined 1.82% or 2.73 points to end at 146.97 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) shed 1.68% or 8.66 points to 508.17.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK ) which rose 14.23% to 1,033.36, First Solar Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR ) which was up 10.78% to settle at 276.74 and Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ: ROST ) which gained 7.79% to close at 142.13.

The worst performers were Intuit Inc (NASDAQ: INTU ) which was down 8.35% to 606.99 in late trade, Dayforce Inc (NYSE: DAY ) which lost 7.60% to settle at 56.18 and Elevance Health Inc (NYSE: ELV ) which was down 4.18% to 521.22 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Innovative Eyewear Inc (NASDAQ: LUCY ) which rose 428.49% to 0.98, Akanda Corp (NASDAQ: AKAN ) which was up 71.97% to settle at 4.11 and Onemednet Corp (NASDAQ: ONMD ) which gained 56.46% to close at 2.30.

The worst performers were Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM ) which was down 66.17% to 4.12 in late trade, Sensei Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SNSE ) which lost 45.89% to settle at 0.79 and Genelux Corp (NASDAQ: GNLX ) which was down 43.04% to 2.62 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2004 to 826 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2045 rose and 1293 declined, while 140 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.58% to 11.93.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.08% or 1.85 to $2,335.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.12% or 0.86 to hit $77.73 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.95% or 0.77 to trade at $82.13 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.32% to 1.08, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 156.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 104.64.

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