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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.65%

Stock Markets Nov 02, 2020 03:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.65%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which rose 5.52% or 2.51 points to trade at 48.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) added 5.33% or 8.80 points to end at 173.75 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 5.02% or 1.71 points to 35.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 0.59% or 0.64 points to trade at 108.22 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) declined 0.43% or 0.87 points to end at 201.60 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 0.43% or 0.52 points to 120.73.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE:MHK) which rose 10.49% to 114.01, National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV) which was up 9.58% to settle at 9.21 and Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) which gained 7.97% to close at 28.03.

The worst performers were Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) which was down 4.81% to 39.37 in late trade, Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) which lost 3.27% to settle at 584.05 and Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) which was down 3.24% to 20.60 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Endurance International Group Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EIGI) which rose 61.45% to 9.38, Digital Ally Inc (NASDAQ:DGLY) which was up 35.81% to settle at 3.110 and DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) which gained 27.97% to close at 1.83.

The worst performers were Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:MICT) which was down 41.99% to 1.810 in late trade, Liquidia Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:LQDA) which lost 29.00% to settle at 3.28 and Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTNP) which was down 22.52% to 0.1087 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2225 to 673 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1707 rose and 1007 declined, while 88 ended unchanged.

Shares in Endurance International Group Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EIGI) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 61.45% or 3.57 to 9.38. Shares in Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTNP) fell to all time lows; losing 22.52% or 0.0316 to 0.1087.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.13% to 37.21.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.83% or 15.65 to $1895.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 3.32% or 1.19 to hit $36.98 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 3.22% or 1.22 to trade at $39.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1636, while USD/JPY rose 0.15% to 104.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 94.108.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.65%
 

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