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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%

Stock MarketsJul 23, 2021 21:25
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Utilities and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.68% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 1.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V), which rose 2.00% or 4.88 points to trade at 249.02 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.89% or 6.16 points to end at 332.82 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 1.76% or 4.21 points to 242.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which lost 5.29% or 2.96 points to trade at 53.00 in late trade. Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) declined 1.51% or 3.52 points to end at 229.22 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) shed 0.63% or 0.38 points to 60.10.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Robert Half International Inc (NYSE:RHI) which rose 7.41% to 92.91, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) which was up 5.26% to settle at 369.65 and DR Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) which gained 4.42% to close at 93.60.

The worst performers were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) which was down 5.29% to 53.00 in late trade, VeriSign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN) which lost 4.74% to settle at 222.47 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was down 4.14% to 6.940 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were NanoVibronix Inc (NASDAQ:NAOV) which rose 245.47% to 2.5900, Big Rock Partners Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:NRXP) which was up 59.51% to settle at 26.24 and Socket Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:SCKT) which gained 43.28% to close at 8.310.

The worst performers were Sentage Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SNTG) which was down 44.11% to 6.46 in late trade, RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ:REDU) which lost 40.53% to settle at 1.350 and 17 Education Technology Group Inc (NASDAQ:YQ) which was down 38.70% to 1.410 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1928 to 1243 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1829 fell and 1616 advanced, while 130 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.77% to 17.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 3.60 to $1801.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.24% or 0.17 to hit $72.08 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.35 to trade at $74.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1775, while USD/JPY rose 0.37% to 110.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.888.

U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
 

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