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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.37%

2019-05-25 07:36    Investing

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.37% Stock News

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials, Telecoms and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.37%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.14%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.11%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 1.24% or 4.35 points to trade at 354.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 1.01% or 0.49 points to end at 49.20 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was up 0.98% or 1.07 points to 109.71 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which fell 0.60% or 1.20 points to trade at 197.77 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) declined 0.58% or 0.48 points to end at 82.16 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was down 0.48% or 0.24 points to 49.61.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) which rose 13.88% to 113.45, Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) which was up 6.70% to settle at 257.48 and CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) which gained 4.66% to close at 10.11.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) which was down 15.96% to 44.40 in late trade, Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) which lost 4.91% to settle at 161.22 and Baker Hughes A Ge Company LLC (NYSE:BHGE) which was down 3.69% to 22.21 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ:RVLT) which rose 53.26% to 0.2800, OUTLOOK THERAPEUTICS INC (NASDAQ:OTLK) which was up 42.35% to settle at 2.79 and ESSA Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:EPIX) which gained 26.83% to close at 2.600.

The worst performers were Urban Tea Inc (NASDAQ:MYT) which was down 52.52% to 1.1300 in late trade, Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ:LGCY) which lost 35.58% to settle at 0.15 and Immuron Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:IMRN) which was down 27.24% to 3.66 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1985 to 972 and 122 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1690 rose and 941 declined, while 97 ended unchanged.

Shares in Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) rose to all time highs; rising 13.88% or 13.83 to 113.45. Shares in Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) fell to 52-week lows; down 15.96% or 8.43 to 44.40. Shares in Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ:LGCY) fell to all time lows; falling 35.58% or 0.08 to 0.15. Shares in Immuron Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:IMRN) fell to all time lows; losing 27.24% or 1.37 to 3.66.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.32% to 15.85.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.09% or 1.10 to $1284.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.88% or 1.09 to hit $59.00 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.15% or 1.46 to trade at $69.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.27% to 1.1211, while USD/JPY fell 0.26% to 109.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 97.465.

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