Investing.com – 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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