U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.16%

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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 rose 1.16% to hit a new all time high, while the index gained 0.84%, and the index climbed 1.33%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which rose 2.47% or 3.57 points to trade at 148.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 2.32% or 7.56 points to end at 333.32 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 2.28% or 6.70 points to 300.35 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which fell 1.79% or 0.98 points to trade at 53.75 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) declined 1.19% or 1.49 points to end at 123.41 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) was down 0.65% or 0.36 points to 54.99.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.07% to 49.10, General Electric Company (NYSE:) which was up 6.90% to settle at 11.93 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 4.21% to close at 65.62.

The worst performers were Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 5.36% to 19.60 in late trade, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:) which lost 4.58% to settle at 30.41 and Macerich Company (NYSE:) which was down 3.68% to 25.93 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Inpixon (NASDAQ:) which rose 201.83% to 0.3290, Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 100.00% to settle at 11.4000 and Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 88.37% to close at 1.620.

The worst performers were Durect Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 31.18% to 2.615 in late trade, Neovasc Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 28.28% to settle at 3.880 and Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ:) which was down 27.81% to 1.35 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1687 to 1159 and 77 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1470 rose and 1185 declined, while 72 ended unchanged.

Shares in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 7.07% or 3.24 to 49.10. Shares in General Electric Company (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 6.90% or 0.77 to 11.93. Shares in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.21% or 2.65 to 65.62. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.28% or 6.70 to 300.35.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.51% to 12.47.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.56% or 8.55 to $1531.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.18% or 0.11 to hit $61.17 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.07 to trade at $66.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1173, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 108.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.488.

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