U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.08%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.08%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.08%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.25%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which rose 10.54% or 16.43 points to trade at 172.31 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) added 3.00% or 6.73 points to end at 231.44 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 1.84% or 0.67 points to 37.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 6.41% or 1.93 points to trade at 28.16 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 4.44% or 8.34 points to end at 179.45 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) shed 1.74% or 3.35 points to 188.76.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which rose 10.99% to 177.88, American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) which was up 10.54% to settle at 172.31 and L3Harris Technologies Inc (NYSE: LHX ) which gained 7.92% to close at 212.10.

The worst performers were Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ: HAS ) which was down 8.11% to 58.61 in late trade, KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC ) which lost 6.85% to settle at 399.37 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) which was down 6.41% to 28.16 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were BuzzFeed Inc (NASDAQ: BZFD ) which rose 85.17% to 3.87, Applied UV Inc (NASDAQ: AUVI ) which was up 52.88% to settle at 1.59 and Lucid Group Inc (NASDAQ: LCID ) which gained 43.00% to close at 12.87.

The worst performers were Nemaura Medical Inc (NASDAQ: NMRD ) which was down 42.31% to 1.65 in late trade, Jack Creek Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: BAER ) which lost 33.79% to settle at 12.44 and Akerna Corp (NASDAQ: KERN ) which was down 31.46% to 1.22 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1746 to 1298 and 122 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2138 rose and 1526 declined, while 176 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.17% to 18.51.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.09% or 1.80 to $1,928.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.91% or 1.55 to hit $79.46 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.18% or 1.03 to trade at $86.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.19% to 1.09, while USD/JPY fell 0.30% to 129.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 101.72.

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