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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.21%

Stock MarketsNov 13, 2020 03:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Financials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.21% to hit a new 6-months high, while the S&P 500 index added 1.20%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.90%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which rose 7.01% or 2.71 points to trade at 41.38 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) added 4.86% or 8.58 points to end at 185.30 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 4.07% or 1.66 points to 42.43 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which fell 0.30% or 0.64 points to trade at 212.43 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) declined 0.17% or 0.42 points to end at 249.00 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was down 0.06% or 0.07 points to 119.14.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which rose 10.04% to 17.27, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) which was up 8.48% to settle at 13.24 and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) which gained 8.23% to close at 25.64.

The worst performers were Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) which was down 5.34% to 78.56 in late trade, MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MKTX) which lost 2.25% to settle at 522.77 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which was down 1.58% to 529.79 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Urovant Sciences (NASDAQ:UROV) which rose 93.42% to 16.02, Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp Ltd (NASDAQ:APWC) which was up 54.55% to settle at 2.040 and National Holdings (NASDAQ:NHLD) which gained 45.94% to close at 2.720.

The worst performers were Shift Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFT) which was down 26.19% to 7.30 in late trade, Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ:AHPI) which lost 24.94% to settle at 5.900 and TOMI Environmental Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:TOMZ) which was down 25.41% to 4.9600 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2380 to 514 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2065 rose and 725 declined, while 55 ended unchanged.

Shares in Urovant Sciences (NASDAQ:UROV) rose to all time highs; rising 93.42% or 7.74 to 16.02. Shares in Shift Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFT) fell to all time lows; down 26.19% or 2.59 to 7.30.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.23% to 23.01 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.68% or 12.65 to $1885.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.16% or 0.89 to hit $40.23 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.68% or 0.73 to trade at $42.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1834, while USD/JPY fell 0.49% to 104.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 92.733.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.21%
 

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