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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.39%

Stock Markets Nov 22, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Financials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.39%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), which rose 1.56% or 0.59 points to trade at 38.33 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) added 1.49% or 2.46 points to end at 167.60 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 1.34% or 4.90 points to 371.34 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 1.05% or 0.61 points to trade at 57.61 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) declined 0.43% or 0.30 points to end at 69.37 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was down 0.42% or 0.50 points to 119.36.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which rose 10.58% to 37.95, Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which was up 5.18% to settle at 15.43 and L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which gained 4.89% to close at 18.01.

The worst performers were Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) which was down 4.18% to 259.81 in late trade, Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) which lost 3.80% to settle at 64.37 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) which was down 2.92% to 40.25 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aslan Pharmaceuticals Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:ASLN) which rose 293.27% to 1.73, EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EYEG) which was up 48.02% to settle at 7.090 and Akerna Corp (NASDAQ:KERN) which gained 35.33% to close at 7.24.

The worst performers were Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:VIVE) which was down 57.60% to 0.9200 in late trade, Helius Medical Technologies Inc Class A (NASDAQ:HSDT) which lost 32.80% to settle at 0.3999 and Arcimoto Inc (NASDAQ:FUV) which was down 26.67% to 1.65 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1705 to 1093 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1525 rose and 1105 declined, while 103 ended unchanged.

Shares in Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:VIVE) fell to 5-year lows; falling 57.60% or 1.2500 to 0.9200. Shares in Helius Medical Technologies Inc Class A (NASDAQ:HSDT) fell to all time lows; falling 32.80% or 0.1951 to 0.3999. Shares in Arcimoto Inc (NASDAQ:FUV) fell to all time lows; down 26.67% or 0.60 to 1.65.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.02% to 12.34.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.14% or 2.05 to $1461.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.08% or 0.63 to hit $57.95 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.53% or 0.34 to trade at $63.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1023, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 108.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 98.175.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.39%
 

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