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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.15%

Published 07/15/2022, 04:25 PM
Updated 07/15/2022, 04:25 PM
© Reuters.  U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.15%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 2.15%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.92%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.79%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 5.44% or 27.32 points to trade at 529.75 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) added 4.58% or 4.95 points to end at 112.95 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 4.40% or 6.00 points to 142.48 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which fell 0.14% or 0.20 points to trade at 145.07 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) added 0.32% or 0.50 points to end at 156.18 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 0.40% or 0.59 points to 147.74.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) which rose 13.23% to 49.98, State Street Corp (NYSE:STT) which was up 9.74% to settle at 65.67 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) which gained 8.20% to close at 189.11.

The worst performers were Constellation Brands Inc Class A (NYSE:STZ) which was down 2.56% to 244.54 in late trade, Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) which lost 1.94% to settle at 38.01 and Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) which was down 1.77% to 78.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were United Maritime Corp (NASDAQ:USEA) which rose 175.91% to 6.07, ITHAX Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:ITHX) which was up 40.60% to settle at 13.99 and Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ:NYMX) which gained 38.89% to close at 0.30.

The worst performers were Codexis Inc (NASDAQ:CDXS) which was down 44.74% to 6.67 in late trade, Capstone Green Energy Corp (NASDAQ:CGRN) which lost 33.54% to settle at 1.60 and Bimi International Medical Inc (NASDAQ:BIMI) which was down 28.94% to 0.44 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2535 to 575 and 118 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2645 rose and 1098 declined, while 198 ended unchanged.

Shares in Codexis Inc (NASDAQ:CDXS) fell to 3-years lows; falling 44.74% or 5.40 to 6.67. Shares in ITHAX Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:ITHX) rose to all time highs; up 40.60% or 4.04 to 13.99. Shares in Capstone Green Energy Corp (NASDAQ:CGRN) fell to 52-week lows; falling 33.54% or 0.81 to 1.60.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.22% to 24.23 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.85 to $1,703.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.97% or 1.89 to hit $97.67 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.04% or 2.02 to trade at $101.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.67% to 1.01, while USD/JPY fell 0.26% to 138.54.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 107.88.

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