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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.98% By

Stocks in the USA are higher after close of trade. Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 0.98% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

The index increased 0.83% and the index gained 0.98% at the closing of NYSE.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, which gained 2.65% (10.45 points) to close at 404.70, was the best performer of the session. Dow Inc (NYSE 🙂 gained 2.36%, or 1.35 points, to close at 58.51 Home Depot Inc (NYSE 🙂 rose 2.16%, or 7.12 points, to 337.48 late in trade.

They were also the session’s worst performers Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:), fell 0.86 point or 0.41% to close at 219.12. International Business Machines declined 0.55 points or 0.39%, to reach 141.81. 3M Company (NYSE;) lost 0.40 points or 0.34% to 177.80.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which rose 8.23% to 34.32, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:) which was up 5.45% to settle at 14.89 and Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:) which gained 5.14% to close at 50.95.

These were the worst performers Pinnacle West Capital Corp (NYSE -) was down 8.07% at 68.19 in the late trade. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:), which fell 6.61% to close at 58.22, and Perrigo Company PLC(NYSE:), which dropped 4.68% to end at 46.25.

Merus NV (NASDAQ) was the top performer on the NASDAQ Composite. It rose by 38.15% and reached 27.63. New Fortress Energy LLC (NASDAQ: ) The stock was up 25.36% and settled at 33.22 Nutriband Inc (NASDAQ) gained 23.31% and closed at 7.83

The worst performers were Prelude Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 39.78% to 17.33 in late trade, Osmotica Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:) which lost 37.25% to settle at 1.920 and Oric Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 35.54% to 12.26 at the close.

The New York Stock Exchange saw rising stocks surpass declining stocks by 2337 to 872; 131 closed unchanged. On the Nasdaq Stock Exchange 2580 rose while 993 fell, while 157 finished unchanged.

Pinnacle West capital Corp (NYSE:), shares fell 52 weeks ago to their lowest level. This was 8.07%, or 5.99 to 68.19. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc shares (NYSE:), fell 52 weeks ago to their lowest level. They were down 6.61 percent or 4.12 to 56.22. Amgen Inc shares (NASDAQ:), fell by 0.41% to 52 week lows, losing 0.86 to 209.12. Shares in Prelude Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 39.78% or 11.45 to 17.33. Osmotica Pharmaceuticals PLC’s shares fell by 37.25%, or 1.140 to 1.920. Shares in Oric Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 35.54% or 6.76 to 12.26.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.95% to 19.54.

The December delivery of Gold Futures was lower by 0.33%, or 5.75, to $1756.05 per troy ounce. In commodities trading, crude oil rose 1.41 or 1.82% to reach $78.84 per barrel in November, and the December Brent oil contract rose 1.36 or 1.68% to trade at $82.44 per barrel.

EUR/USD declined 0.01%, to 1.1554, and USD/JPY increased 0.17%, to 111.61.

At 94.205, the US Dollar Index Futures fell 0.07%.

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Mike Robinson
Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.