U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.57%

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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 0.57%, while the index added 0.41%, and the index added 0.70%.

The best performers of the session on the were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 8.10% or 4.23 points to trade at 56.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) added 4.39% or 5.88 points to end at 139.73 and 3M Company (NYSE:) was up 2.59% or 4.20 points to 166.09 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.57% or 0.86 points to trade at 53.75 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 1.37% or 4.72 points to end at 339.83 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) was down 1.23% or 1.54 points to 123.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ResMed Inc (NYSE:) which rose 12.94% to 144.26, Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE:) which was up 10.94% to settle at 144.13 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 8.10% to close at 56.46.

The worst performers were Ventas Inc (NYSE:) which was down 8.93% to 66.00 in late trade, Edison International (NYSE:) which lost 8.51% to settle at 66.05 and Albemarle Corp (NYSE:) which was down 8.44% to 63.59 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Xunlei Ltd Adr (NASDAQ:) which rose 107.76% to 4.82, Reebonz Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 47.73% to settle at 1.95 and Lianluo Smart Ltd (NASDAQ:) which gained 45.70% to close at 0.746.

The worst performers were BeyondSpring Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 26.77% to 12.28 in late trade, Melinta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 23.34% to settle at 3.350 and Universal Logistics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 20.05% to 20.14 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1607 to 1215 and 125 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1539 rose and 1061 declined, while 99 ended unchanged.

Shares in ResMed Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 12.94% or 16.53 to 144.26. Shares in BeyondSpring Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 26.77% or 4.49 to 12.28.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.73% to 12.65 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.16% or 2.45 to $1507.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.76% or 0.43 to hit $56.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.31 to trade at $61.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1080, while USD/JPY rose 0.05% to 108.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.597.

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