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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.09%

Stock MarketsOct 15, 2021 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.09% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.75%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.50%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 3.80% or 14.87 points to trade at 406.07 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) added 2.58% or 5.81 points to end at 230.99 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 2.51% or 4.30 points to 175.81 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 3.64% or 1.85 points to trade at 48.92 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) declined 0.94% or 2.30 points to end at 242.25 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) was down 0.72% or 0.40 points to 55.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) which rose 8.74% to 190.55, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) which was up 6.78% to settle at 48.38 and Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) which gained 4.88% to close at 26.01.

The worst performers were WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) which was down 5.58% to 46.57 in late trade, International Paper (NYSE:IP) which lost 4.53% to settle at 53.28 and Packaging Corp of America (NYSE:PKG) which was down 3.88% to 133.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were LM Funding America Inc (NASDAQ:LMFA) which rose 38.08% to 4.750, Waitr Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WTRH) which was up 37.86% to settle at 1.4200 and Jasper Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:JSPR) which gained 31.57% to close at 16.420.

The worst performers were Duck Creek Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:DCT) which was down 24.42% to 34.94 in late trade, Very Good Food Company Inc (NASDAQ:VGFC) which lost 22.71% to settle at 1.77 and Aerovate Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AVTE) which was down 18.20% to 14.21 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1633 to 1568 and 125 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2069 fell and 1507 advanced, while 164 ended unchanged.

Shares in JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) rose to all time highs; up 8.74% or 15.31 to 190.55. Shares in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.88% or 1.21 to 26.01. Shares in Duck Creek Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:DCT) fell to all time lows; down 24.42% or 11.29 to 34.94. Shares in Jasper Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:JSPR) rose to all time highs; gaining 31.57% or 3.940 to 16.420.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.32% to 16.30 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.66% or 29.90 to $1768.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.23% or 1.00 to hit $82.31 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.75 to trade at $84.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1603, while USD/JPY rose 0.53% to 114.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 93.942.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.09%
 

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