U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.79%

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

At the close in NYSE, the added 0.79%, while the index added 0.86%, and the index added 0.73%.

The best performers of the session on the were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 3.14% or 1.39 points to trade at 45.67 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) added 2.86% or 3.84 points to end at 138.02 and Dow Inc (NYSE:) was up 2.54% or 1.35 points to 54.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which fell 1.06% or 3.71 points to trade at 346.29 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE:) declined 0.11% or 0.18 points to end at 168.56 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) was down 0.07% or 0.09 points to 124.57.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:) which rose 9.47% to 132.27, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 7.90% to settle at 42.59 and L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which gained 6.82% to close at 18.48.

The worst performers were SBA Communications Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.27% to 228.05 in late trade, Regency Centers Corporation (NASDAQ:) which lost 2.92% to settle at 60.82 and Lennar Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 2.78% to 58.06 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Assertio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 56.65% to 1.23, Lmp Automotive Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 44.67% to settle at 22.25 and Assembly Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 34.44% to close at 23.81.

The worst performers were Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 34.50% to 0.08 in late trade, CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ:) which lost 33.78% to settle at 0.98 and Ricebran Tech (NASDAQ:) which was down 33.17% to 1.390 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1777 to 1061 and 78 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1693 rose and 965 declined, while 85 ended unchanged.

Shares in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; up 7.90% or 3.12 to 42.59. Shares in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.86% or 3.84 to 138.02. Shares in Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 34.50% or 0.04 to 0.08. Shares in Lmp Automotive Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 44.67% or 6.87 to 22.25. Shares in Ricebran Tech (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 33.17% or 0.690 to 1.390.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.00% to 13.94.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.06% or 0.90 to $1474.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.78% or 0.46 to hit $59.22 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.16 to trade at $64.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.45% to 1.1178, while USD/JPY rose 0.11% to 109.41.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.250.

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