U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.06%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.06%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.06%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.49%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 2.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.77% or 9.94 points to trade at 368.75 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) added 2.74% or 5.79 points to end at 217.66 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 2.60% or 5.79 points to 228.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 2.59% or 4.62 points to trade at 173.72 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 0.55% or 0.43 points to end at 78.26 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) shed 0.49% or 1.58 points to 323.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which rose 14.00% to 18.08, Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which was up 12.42% to settle at 97.95 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which gained 11.22% to close at 40.94.

The worst performers were Fox Corp Class A (NASDAQ: FOXA ) which was down 3.82% to 37.26 in late trade, Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) which lost 2.59% to settle at 173.72 and Fox Corp Class B (NASDAQ: FOX ) which was down 2.21% to 36.25 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MoSys Inc (NASDAQ: MOSY ) which rose 51.21% to 4.370, HyreCar Inc (NASDAQ: HYRE ) which was up 45.13% to settle at 12.96 and LifeMD Inc (NASDAQ: LFMD ) which gained 35.02% to close at 8.79.

The worst performers were Solid Biosciences LLC (NASDAQ: SLDB ) which was down 21.85% to 3.47 in late trade, Evolving Systems Inc (NASDAQ: EVOL ) which lost 21.40% to settle at 1.8000 and Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ: PTE ) which was down 21.19% to 0.98 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2656 to 556 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2804 rose and 581 declined, while 88 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 18.68% to 18.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.05% or 19.20 to $1843.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 2.48% or 1.58 to hit $65.40 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.51% or 1.68 to trade at $68.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.53% to 1.2143, while USD/JPY fell 0.09% to 109.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 90.320.

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