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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.11%

Stock MarketsApr 24, 2020 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Basic Materials and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.11%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.39%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.65%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which rose 4.87% or 9.86 points to trade at 212.18 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) added 2.89% or 7.94 points to end at 282.97 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was up 2.78% or 3.37 points to 124.72 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 6.36% or 8.76 points to trade at 128.98 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declined 0.52% or 0.62 points to end at 118.78 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was down 0.42% or 0.65 points to 154.86.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) which rose 8.58% to 8.48, Invesco Plc (NYSE:IVZ) which was up 7.73% to settle at 7.80 and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) which gained 7.60% to close at 184.00.

The worst performers were Arconic Inc (NYSE:ARNC) which was down 8.84% to 8.04 in late trade, Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which lost 8.12% to settle at 17.77 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) which was down 6.36% to 128.98 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mesoblast Ltd (NASDAQ:MESO) which rose 139.53% to 15.45, Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ:MBOT) which was up 47.91% to settle at 9.20 and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPB) which gained 38.58% to close at 37.57.

The worst performers were Golden Bull Ltd (NASDAQ:DNJR) which was down 32.89% to 1.5300 in late trade, Akazoo SA (NASDAQ:SONG) which lost 22.32% to settle at 1.16 and Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ:IDXG) which was down 15.11% to 5.0000 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1758 to 1112 and 68 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1767 rose and 874 declined, while 77 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mesoblast Ltd (NASDAQ:MESO) rose to 3-years highs; rising 139.53% or 9.00 to 15.45. Shares in Akazoo SA (NASDAQ:SONG) fell to all time lows; down 22.32% or 0.33 to 1.16.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 13.17% to 35.93 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.01% or 0.25 to $1745.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 4.18% or 0.69 to hit $17.19 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.72% or 0.58 to trade at $21.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.0821, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 107.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 100.265.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.11%
 

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