U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.21%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the gained 1.21%, while the index added 1.09%, and the index gained 1.34%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which rose 4.92% or 2.21 points to trade at 47.13 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) added 4.65% or 5.71 points to end at 128.40 and 3M Company (NYSE:) was up 3.80% or 5.79 points to 158.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:), which fell 1.29% or 2.74 points to trade at 209.02 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) declined 0.74% or 1.66 points to end at 222.07 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) was down 0.70% or 0.85 points to 121.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:) which rose 17.15% to 36.34, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which was up 7.18% to settle at 9.55 and Mosaic Co (NYSE:) which gained 7.14% to close at 20.72.

The worst performers were Edison International (NYSE:) which was down 3.85% to 71.33 in late trade, Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE:) which lost 3.39% to settle at 37.62 and MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.04% to 348.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 191.67% to 5.2500, Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 34.29% to settle at 0.4300 and Trevi Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 34.04% to close at 4.45.

The worst performers were Auris Medical Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 15.77% to 2.190 in late trade, Yandex NV (NASDAQ:) which lost 15.66% to settle at 29.99 and Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 15.16% to 3.470 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2176 to 707 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2010 rose and 636 declined, while 68 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 17.15% or 5.32 to 36.34. Shares in Auris Medical Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 15.77% or 0.410 to 2.190. Shares in Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 15.16% or 0.620 to 3.470.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 11.48% to 15.58.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.50% or 7.50 to $1493.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.48% or 1.33 to hit $54.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.64% or 1.56 to trade at $60.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1037, while USD/JPY rose 0.42% to 108.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 98.045.

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