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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.36%

Stock MarketsJul 12, 2021 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Consumer Goods and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.36% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.35%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 4.20% or 7.43 points to trade at 184.47 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) added 2.35% or 8.74 points to end at 380.50 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was up 1.64% or 2.55 points to 158.32 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which fell 0.91% or 0.49 points to trade at 53.25 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) declined 0.89% or 2.18 points to end at 242.88 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 0.59% or 1.41 points to 238.18.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) which rose 6.83% to 187.50, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) which was up 4.35% to settle at 685.50 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) which gained 4.20% to close at 184.47.

The worst performers were HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) which was down 2.76% to 29.21 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) which lost 2.70% to settle at 37.84 and Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) which was down 2.54% to 349.06 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ:MDIA) which rose 311.86% to 17.010, State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) which was up 191.43% to settle at 50.30 and SGOCO Group Ltd (NASDAQ:SGOC) which gained 103.58% to close at 19.930.

The worst performers were Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:TBLT) which was down 33.01% to 0.7034 in late trade, UTStarcom Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UTSI) which lost 20.41% to settle at 1.5600 and Newegg Commerce Inc (NASDAQ:NEGG) which was down 19.13% to 37.76 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1798 to 1371 and 128 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1763 fell and 1725 advanced, while 133 ended unchanged.

Shares in Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) rose to all time highs; gaining 6.83% or 11.99 to 187.50. Shares in Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ:MDIA) rose to all time highs; gaining 311.86% or 12.880 to 17.010. Shares in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) rose to all time highs; gaining 191.43% or 33.04 to 50.30. Shares in SGOCO Group Ltd (NASDAQ:SGOC) rose to 5-year highs; rising 103.58% or 10.140 to 19.930.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.06% to 16.17.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.25% or 4.55 to $1806.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.56% or 0.42 to hit $74.14 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.41% or 0.31 to trade at $75.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1860, while USD/JPY rose 0.20% to 110.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.237.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.36%
 

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