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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.59%

Stock MarketsJun 22, 2020 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.59%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.65%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.11%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 3.89% or 3.73 points to trade at 99.51 at the close. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) added 2.78% or 5.42 points to end at 200.57 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 2.62% or 9.15 points to 358.87 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 2.02% or 0.89 points to trade at 43.24 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) declined 1.49% or 1.50 points to end at 99.44 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) was down 1.48% or 1.15 points to 76.75.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) which rose 8.26% to 11.54, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) which was up 5.88% to settle at 1070.25 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) which gained 5.09% to close at 29.52.

The worst performers were American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) which was down 6.75% to 14.92 in late trade, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which lost 6.20% to settle at 17.09 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) which was down 6.17% to 51.86 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were SINTX Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SINT) which rose 160.09% to 2.010, Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ:KIRK) which was up 74.38% to settle at 3.540 and Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:EVOK) which gained 61.70% to close at 3.800.

The worst performers were Urban One Inc Bats (NASDAQ:UONE) which was down 46.67% to 19.360 in late trade, Radio One Inc Class D (NASDAQ:UONEK) which lost 30.12% to settle at 2.900 and Atlas Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:AFH) which was down 29.04% to 0.7380 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1518 to 1334 and 75 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1437 rose and 1267 declined, while 52 ended unchanged.

Shares in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.88% or 59.42 to 1070.25. Shares in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rose to all time highs; rising 2.78% or 5.42 to 200.57. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; rising 2.62% or 9.15 to 358.87. Shares in Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ:KIRK) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 74.38% or 1.510 to 3.540. Shares in Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:EVOK) rose to 52-week highs; rising 61.70% or 1.450 to 3.800.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.54% to 31.77.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.65% or 11.45 to $1764.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.91% or 0.76 to hit $40.59 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $42.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1261, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 106.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 96.998.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.59%
 

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