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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.21%

Stock MarketsOct 21, 2019 05:25PM ET
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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.21%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Financials and Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.21%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.69%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.91%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), which rose 2.48% or 2.99 points to trade at 123.55 at the close. Meanwhile, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) added 1.96% or 2.29 points to end at 119.05 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was up 1.74% or 2.84 points to 165.94 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 3.76% or 12.94 points to trade at 331.06 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 1.75% or 0.84 points to end at 47.12 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was down 1.28% or 0.71 points to 54.59.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which rose 13.44% to 11.48, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) which was up 6.40% to settle at 19.61 and Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which gained 5.11% to close at 38.43.

The worst performers were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) which was down 3.76% to 331.06 in late trade, CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) which lost 3.33% to settle at 206.07 and AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) which was down 3.32% to 86.66 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Relmada Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RLMD) which rose 48.66% to 30.0, Xenetic Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:XBIO) which was up 33.87% to settle at 1.660 and PetMed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) which gained 33.74% to close at 26.00.

The worst performers were Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) which was down 46.59% to 0.18 in late trade, Bionano Genomics Inc (NASDAQ:BNGO) which lost 43.16% to settle at 1.08 and Assertio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ASRT) which was down 28.13% to 0.84 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1905 to 942 and 95 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1783 rose and 844 declined, while 73 ended unchanged.

Shares in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) rose to all time highs; up 2.48% or 2.99 to 123.55. Shares in Relmada Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RLMD) rose to 5-year highs; up 48.66% or 9.8 to 30.0. Shares in Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) fell to all time lows; falling 46.59% or 0.16 to 0.18. Shares in Assertio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ASRT) fell to all time lows; down 28.13% or 0.33 to 0.84.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.75% to 14.00.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.43% or 6.45 to $1487.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.45% or 0.24 to hit $53.63 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $59.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1148, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 108.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.050.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.21%
 

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