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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.56% By

© Reuters. U.S. stocks rise at the close of trade, Dow Jones Industrial Average increases 1.56% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

The index rose 1.56% at the close of NYSE. It also reached a new one-month high.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, NASDAQ: was among the top performers during the session. It rose 7.433% or 3.51 point to trade at 50.77 by the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE 🙂 gained 4.17%, or 16.81 point to close at 420.36. Dow Inc (NYSE 🙂 gained 3.22%, or 1.83 points, to end late trade at 58.74.

They were also the session’s worst performers Boeing Co (NYSE:) fell by 1.96%, or 4.34 points, to close at 217.44. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.79% or 0.62 points to end at 78.33 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.19% or 0.30 points to 156.69.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.43% to 50.77, APA Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 6.54% to settle at 26.22 and Affiliated Management Group Inc (NYSE): Closed at 158.86 by 4.56%

U.S. Bancorp, which dropped 2.25% from 60.08 to 60.08 in late trading, was the worst performer. Boeing Co (NYSE;) lost 1.96% and settled at 217.44 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:) which was down 1.61% to 45.31 at the close.

Top performers of the NASDAQ Composite are Grove Inc (NASDAQ) rose 35.13%, to 6.77. NRX Pharmaceuticals Inc was up 26.17%, to settle at 11.91. Broadwind Energy Inc (NASDAQ) gained 25.82% and closed at 3.460

Teligent Inc, (NASDAQ:), which fell 39.56% to 0.2014 late trade, Up Fintech Holding Ltd(NASDAQ:), which dropped 21.19% to settle in at 8.18, and Waitr Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ;) were the worst performers at the close.

The New York Stock Exchange saw rising stocks outnumber declining ones 2464 to 763; 126 was unchanged. On the Nasdaq Stock Exchange 2296 rose while 1298 fell, while 167 was unchanged.

Stocks of APA Corporation (NASDAQ) reached 52-week highs. They gained 6.54%, or 1.61 to 26,22. Teligent Inc (NASDAQ) shares fell to new lows, dropping 39.56% or 0.1318 from 0.2014

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.55% to 16.86 a new 1-month low.

The December delivery of Gold Futures was up 0.2% or 3.55 to $1798.25 per troy ounce. Other commodities traded included Crude oil, which rose by 1.09 percent to reach $81.53/barrel in November. The December Brent oil contract rose by 1.09 percent to trade at $84.27/barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.6% at 1.1599. USD/JPY rose by 0.40% to 113.68.

At 93.970, the US Dollar Index Futures fell 0.12%.

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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.