U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.44%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.77%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.49%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 10.47% or 40.28 points to trade at 425.04 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) added 1.58% or 1.25 points to end at 80.24 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) was up 1.42% or 0.66 points to 47.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 2.82% or 3.85 points to trade at 132.88 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) declined 2.70% or 2.33 points to end at 83.94 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 2.44% or 3.95 points to 158.00.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) which rose 10.47% to 425.04, Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) which was up 9.68% to settle at 171.85 and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) which gained 8.17% to close at 253.67.

The worst performers were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:UAA) which was down 8.12% to 10.52 in late trade, Newell Brands Inc (NASDAQ:NWL) which lost 7.45% to settle at 16.40 and Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) which was down 6.91% to 27.87 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Zion Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:ZN) which rose 65.32% to 0.4500, Betterware De Mexico SA de CV (NASDAQ:BWMX) which was up 56.26% to settle at 13.00 and DarioHealth Corp (NASDAQ:DRIO) which gained 53.66% to close at 12.40.

The worst performers were Taoping Inc (NASDAQ:TAOP) which was down 58.18% to 3.6800 in late trade, Precipio Inc (NASDAQ:PRPO) which lost 55.14% to settle at 3.140 and Liminal BioSciences Inc (NASDAQ:LMNL) which was down 31.44% to 16.31 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1776 to 1274 and 89 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1893 fell and 913 advanced, while 63 ended unchanged.

Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; gaining 10.47% or 40.28 to 425.04. Shares in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) rose to all time highs; rising 8.17% or 19.17 to 253.67. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; up 10.47% or 40.28 to 425.04. Shares in Betterware De Mexico SA de CV (NASDAQ:BWMX) rose to all time highs; up 56.26% or 4.68 to 13.00. Shares in DarioHealth Corp (NASDAQ:DRIO) rose to 52-week highs; rising 53.66% or 4.33 to 12.40.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.21% to 24.46.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.49% or 28.90 to $1971.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.30% or 0.52 to hit $40.44 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.90% or 0.39 to trade at $43.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.57% to 1.1779, while USD/JPY rose 1.06% to 105.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 93.435.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%

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