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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.52%

Stock MarketsApr 01, 2021 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Technology and Financials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.52%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.76%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which rose 3.28% or 6.95 points to trade at 218.82 at the close. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) added 2.80% or 6.61 points to end at 242.38 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) was up 2.44% or 5.17 points to 216.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which fell 1.32% or 4.91 points to trade at 367.16 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) declined 0.94% or 1.54 points to end at 162.81 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was down 0.88% or 1.19 points to 134.24.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) which rose 10.48% to 81.19, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) which was up 10.35% to settle at 11.79 and Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) which gained 8.42% to close at 64.39.

The worst performers were CarMax Inc (NYSE:KMX) which was down 7.07% to 123.28 in late trade, PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) which lost 4.50% to settle at 100.94 and Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:CPRI) which was down 3.33% to 49.30 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:UXIN) which rose 69.23% to 1.980, Applied Molecular Transport Inc (NASDAQ:AMTI) which was up 45.13% to settle at 63.87 and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPB) which gained 34.14% to close at 51.00.

The worst performers were AzurRx BioPharma Inc (NASDAQ:AZRX) which was down 23.88% to 1.020 in late trade, Recon Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:RCON) which lost 20.52% to settle at 5.150 and Akumin Inc (NASDAQ:AKU) which was down 17.57% to 3.05 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2465 to 633 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2377 rose and 834 declined, while 67 ended unchanged.

Shares in Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:UXIN) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 69.23% or 0.810 to 1.980.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 10.67% to 17.33 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.85% or 14.60 to $1730.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 3.62% or 2.14 to hit $61.30 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 3.06% or 1.92 to trade at $64.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.38% to 1.1772, while USD/JPY fell 0.08% to 110.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 92.948.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.52%
 

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