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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.80%

Stock MarketsNov 15, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Technology and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.80% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.77%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.73%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 5.30% or 13.57 points to trade at 269.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) added 3.04% or 3.98 points to end at 134.94 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was up 2.00% or 0.73 points to 37.28 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which fell 1.69% or 2.48 points to trade at 144.67 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 1.48% or 1.78 points to end at 118.87 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was down 0.28% or 0.38 points to 133.57.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) which rose 8.95% to 62.06, Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) which was up 5.61% to settle at 297.82 and Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) which gained 5.52% to close at 335.55.

The worst performers were CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) which was down 4.53% to 25.48 in late trade, Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) which lost 3.74% to settle at 144.36 and Corteva Inc (NYSE:CTVA) which was down 3.41% to 25.4800 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Senmiao Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:AIHS) which rose 154.82% to 1.07, TKK Symphony Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:TKKS) which was up 65.63% to settle at 10.22 and Akerna Corp (NASDAQ:KERN) which gained 56.30% to close at 5.94.

The worst performers were resTORbio Inc (NASDAQ:TORC) which was down 86.29% to 1.09 in late trade, Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ:YTEN) which lost 44.55% to settle at 0.150 and Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ:AGRX) which was down 37.40% to 1.49 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1762 to 1041 and 114 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1532 rose and 1112 declined, while 90 ended unchanged.

Shares in Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) rose to all time highs; gaining 8.95% or 5.10 to 62.06. Shares in CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.53% or 1.21 to 25.48. Shares in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.52% or 17.55 to 335.55. Shares in resTORbio Inc (NASDAQ:TORC) fell to all time lows; down 86.29% or 6.86 to 1.09. Shares in Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ:YTEN) fell to all time lows; down 44.55% or 0.120 to 0.150.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.66% to 12.05 a new 6-months low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 4.65 to $1468.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.96% or 1.11 to hit $57.88 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.70% or 1.06 to trade at $63.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1053, while USD/JPY rose 0.33% to 108.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 97.857.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.80%
 

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