U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.13% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 11.49% or 11.39 points to trade at 110.53 at the close. Meanwhile, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) added 1.60% or 4.61 points to end at 291.94 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was up 1.27% or 2.31 points to 184.39 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ), which fell 1.27% or 0.51 points to trade at 39.91 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 1.25% or 2.64 points to end at 209.28 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was down 1.18% or 0.27 points to 22.54.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ralph Lauren Corp Class A (NYSE:RL) which rose 16.78% to 171.83, Monolithic Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MPWR) which was up 14.20% to settle at 737.07 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) which gained 11.49% to close at 110.53.

The worst performers were PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) which was down 11.24% to 56.13 in late trade, Snap-On Inc (NYSE:SNA) which lost 9.67% to settle at 266.03 and Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE:FLT) which was down 9.21% to 265.10 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Syra Health Corp (NASDAQ:SYRA) which rose 321.74% to 4.85, Hitek Global (NASDAQ:HKIT) which was up 218.42% to settle at 3.63 and NanoString Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:NSTG) which gained 118.42% to close at 0.12.

The worst performers were Tenax Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TENX) which was down 64.45% to 5.07 in late trade, Solidion Technology Inc (NASDAQ:STI) which lost 33.71% to settle at 1.16 and Adverum Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ:ADVM) which was down 29.89% to 1.97 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1699 to 1156 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2134 rose and 1258 declined, while 132 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ralph Lauren Corp Class A (NYSE:RL) rose to 5-year highs; rising 16.78% or 24.69 to 171.83. Shares in Monolithic Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MPWR) rose to all time highs; rising 14.20% or 91.66 to 737.07. Shares in Syra Health Corp (NASDAQ:SYRA) rose to all time highs; rising 321.74% or 3.70 to 4.85. Shares in Tenax Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TENX) fell to all time lows; down 64.45% or 9.19 to 5.07. Shares in Solidion Technology Inc (NASDAQ:STI) fell to all time lows; down 33.71% or 0.59 to 1.16.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.31% to 12.79.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.14% or 2.85 to $2,048.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 3.63% or 2.68 to hit $76.54 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 3.28% or 2.60 to trade at $81.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.06% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.76% to 149.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 104.01.

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