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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.89%

Stock MarketsApr 09, 2021 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.89% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.77%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.51%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON), which rose 3.24% or 7.13 points to trade at 226.99 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 3.12% or 11.40 points to end at 376.29 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) was up 3.00% or 6.73 points to 231.18 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 1.13% or 0.62 points to trade at 54.17 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) declined 1.12% or 1.82 points to end at 161.15 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 1.05% or 2.68 points to 252.27.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) which rose 5.63% to 110.44, Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) which was up 3.65% to settle at 42.07 and Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) which gained 3.64% to close at 44.95.

The worst performers were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which was down 4.09% to 25.80 in late trade, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which lost 3.33% to settle at 18.60 and Molson Coors Brewing Co Class B (NYSE:TAP) which was down 3.06% to 50.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Celcuity LLC (NASDAQ:CELC) which rose 51.15% to 21.63, Affimed NV (NASDAQ:AFMD) which was up 23.32% to settle at 9.73 and NCS Multistage Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NCSM) which gained 19.68% to close at 29.550.

The worst performers were Novo Integrated Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:NVOS) which was down 24.38% to 2.730 in late trade, Franklin Wireless Corp (NASDAQ:FKWL) which lost 23.54% to settle at 13.2 and Iterum Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:ITRM) which was down 19.25% to 1.30 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1645 to 1415 and 108 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1834 fell and 1354 advanced, while 104 ended unchanged.

Shares in PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.63% or 5.88 to 110.44. Shares in Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.24% or 7.13 to 226.99. Shares in Celcuity LLC (NASDAQ:CELC) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 51.15% or 7.32 to 21.63. Shares in Affimed NV (NASDAQ:AFMD) rose to 5-year highs; up 23.32% or 1.84 to 9.73.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.53% to 16.69 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.83% or 14.55 to $1743.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.40% or 0.24 to hit $59.36 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.25% or 0.16 to trade at $63.04 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1905, while USD/JPY rose 0.38% to 109.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 92.162.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.89%
 

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