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

Stock MarketsOct 11, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.21%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.34%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which rose 4.92% or 2.21 points to trade at 47.13 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 4.65% or 5.71 points to end at 128.40 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was up 3.80% or 5.79 points to 158.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which fell 1.29% or 2.74 points to trade at 209.02 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) declined 0.74% or 1.66 points to end at 222.07 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was down 0.70% or 0.85 points to 121.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) which rose 17.15% to 36.34, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) which was up 7.18% to settle at 9.55 and Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) which gained 7.14% to close at 20.72.

The worst performers were Edison International (NYSE:EIX) which was down 3.85% to 71.33 in late trade, Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE:NEM) which lost 3.39% to settle at 37.62 and MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MKTX) which was down 3.04% to 348.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ:SES) which rose 191.67% to 5.2500, Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTNP) which was up 34.29% to settle at 0.4300 and Trevi Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TRVI) which gained 34.04% to close at 4.45.

The worst performers were Auris Medical Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:EARS) which was down 15.77% to 2.190 in late trade, Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX) which lost 15.66% to settle at 29.99 and Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ:LKCO) which was down 15.16% to 3.470 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2176 to 707 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2010 rose and 636 declined, while 68 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) rose to 52-week highs; up 17.15% or 5.32 to 36.34. Shares in Auris Medical Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:EARS) fell to all time lows; falling 15.77% or 0.410 to 2.190. Shares in Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ:LKCO) fell to 52-week lows; down 15.16% or 0.620 to 3.470.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 11.48% to 15.58.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.50% or 7.50 to $1493.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.48% or 1.33 to hit $54.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.64% or 1.56 to trade at $60.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1037, while USD/JPY rose 0.42% to 108.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 98.045.

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

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