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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.11%

Stock Markets Sep 29, 2017 04:30PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.37%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.66%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which rose 0.84% or 0.28 points to trade at 33.63 at the close. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) added 0.84% or 0.62 points to end at 74.49 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 0.74% or 1.20 points to 163.56 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which fell 1.48% or 0.78 points to trade at 51.85 at the close. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 1.03% or 0.81 points to end at 78.14 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was down 0.51% or 0.81 points to 156.68.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE:TSN) which rose 7.64% to 70.45, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which was up 3.61% to settle at 39.33 and Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK) which gained 3.40% to close at 37.37.

The worst performers were Scana Corporation (NYSE:SCG) which was down 4.90% to 48.49 in late trade, Arconic Inc (NYSE:ARNC) which lost 4.38% to settle at 24.88 and Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) which was down 4.22% to 11.79 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Zogenix Inc (NASDAQ:ZGNX) which rose 172.23% to 35.050, root9B Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:RTNB) which was up 44.24% to settle at 2.0050 and Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CAPR) which gained 35.87% to close at 3.0300.

The worst performers were Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) which was down 50.22% to 0.200 in late trade, Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RTTR) which lost 29.31% to settle at 0.350 and ITUS Corp (NASDAQ:ITUS) which was down 24.86% to 2.630 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1807 to 1275 and 135 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1355 rose and 1140 declined, while 136 ended unchanged.

Shares in Scana Corporation (NYSE:SCG) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.90% or 2.50 to 48.49. Shares in Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 3.61% or 1.37 to 39.33. Shares in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.74% or 1.20 to 163.56. Shares in Zogenix Inc (NASDAQ:ZGNX) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 172.23% or 22.175 to 35.050. Shares in Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) fell to all time lows; losing 50.22% or 0.202 to 0.200. Shares in Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RTTR) fell to all time lows; losing 29.31% or 0.145 to 0.350.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.42% to 9.51 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 6.15 to $1282.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $51.59 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.47 to trade at $56.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1822, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 112.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 92.89.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.11%
 

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