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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%

Stock MarketsJul 23, 2021 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Utilities and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.68% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 1.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.04%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V), which rose 2.00% or 4.88 points to trade at 249.02 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.89% or 6.16 points to end at 332.82 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 1.76% or 4.21 points to 242.88 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 5.29% or 2.96 points to trade at 53.00 at the close. Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) declined 1.51% or 3.52 points to end at 229.22 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was down 0.63% or 0.38 points to 60.10.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Robert Half International Inc (NYSE:RHI) which rose 7.41% to 92.91, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) which was up 5.26% to settle at 369.65 and DR Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) which gained 4.42% to close at 93.60.

The worst performers were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) which was down 5.29% to 53.00 in late trade, VeriSign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN) which lost 4.74% to settle at 222.47 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was down 4.14% to 6.940 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were NanoVibronix Inc (NASDAQ:NAOV) which rose 245.47% to 2.5900, Big Rock Partners Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:NRXP) which was up 59.51% to settle at 26.24 and Socket Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:SCKT) which gained 43.28% to close at 8.310.

The worst performers were Sentage Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SNTG) which was down 44.11% to 6.46 in late trade, RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ:REDU) which lost 40.53% to settle at 1.350 and 17 Education Technology Group Inc (NASDAQ:YQ) which was down 38.70% to 1.410 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1928 to 1243 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1829 fell and 1616 advanced, while 130 ended unchanged.

Shares in Robert Half International Inc (NYSE:RHI) rose to all time highs; gaining 7.41% or 6.41 to 92.91. Shares in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.26% or 18.46 to 369.65. Shares in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) rose to all time highs; up 2.00% or 4.88 to 249.02. Shares in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.76% or 4.21 to 242.88. Shares in NanoVibronix Inc (NASDAQ:NAOV) rose to 52-week highs; rising 245.47% or 1.8403 to 2.5900. Shares in Sentage Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SNTG) fell to all time lows; down 44.11% or 5.09 to 6.46. Shares in RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ:REDU) fell to all time lows; losing 40.53% or 0.920 to 1.350. Shares in 17 Education Technology Group Inc (NASDAQ:YQ) fell to all time lows; losing 38.70% or 0.890 to 1.410.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.77% to 17.20.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 3.65 to $1801.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.24% or 0.17 to hit $72.08 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.35 to trade at $74.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1775, while USD/JPY rose 0.37% to 110.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.888.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
 

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