U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.11%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.11%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Materials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.11%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.39%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 4.87% or 9.86 points to trade at 212.18 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 2.89% or 7.94 points to end at 282.97 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 2.78% or 3.37 points to 124.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 6.36% or 8.76 points to trade at 128.98 in late trade. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) declined 0.52% or 0.62 points to end at 118.78 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.42% or 0.65 points to 154.86.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which rose 8.58% to 8.48, Invesco Plc (NYSE: IVZ ) which was up 7.73% to settle at 7.80 and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB ) which gained 7.60% to close at 184.00.

The worst performers were Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which was down 8.84% to 8.04 in late trade, Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE: HP ) which lost 8.12% to settle at 17.77 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) which was down 6.36% to 128.98 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mesoblast Ltd (NASDAQ: MESO ) which rose 139.53% to 15.45, Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT ) which was up 47.91% to settle at 9.20 and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LTRPB ) which gained 38.58% to close at 37.57.

The worst performers were Golden Bull Ltd (NASDAQ: DNJR ) which was down 32.89% to 1.5300 in late trade, Akazoo SA (NASDAQ: SONG ) which lost 22.32% to settle at 1.16 and Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG ) which was down 15.11% to 5.0000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1758 to 1112 and 68 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1767 rose and 874 declined, while 77 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 13.17% to 35.93 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.01% or 0.25 to $1745.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 4.18% or 0.69 to hit $17.19 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.72% or 0.58 to trade at $21.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.0821, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 107.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 100.265.

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