U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 3.15% By Investing.com

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

At the close in NYSE, the gained 3.15% to hit a new 3-months high, while the index added 2.62%, and the index climbed 2.06%.

The best performers of the session on the were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which rose 11.46% or 21.13 points to trade at 205.43 at the close. Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) added 8.11% or 3.98 points to end at 53.08 and Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:) was up 6.75% or 4.56 points to 72.07 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which fell 0.45% or 0.55 points to trade at 121.56 at the close. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.06% or 0.02 points to end at 35.99 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) was up 0.39% or 0.57 points to 147.30.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 33.70% to 20.79, Apache Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 23.62% to settle at 16.07 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:) which gained 20.37% to close at 69.44.

The worst performers were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.59% to 22.27 in late trade, Clorox Co (NYSE:) which lost 3.27% to settle at 197.57 and Cboe Global Markets Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.16% to 97.84 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Oasis Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 126.21% to 1.260, Extraction Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 53.24% to settle at 0.425 and Destination XL Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 52.22% to close at 0.548.

The worst performers were Dolphin Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 40.24% to 0.9800 in late trade, Titan Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 33.76% to settle at 1.0400 and Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.52% to 2.7400 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2443 to 455 and 48 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2007 rose and 687 declined, while 47 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.00% to 24.52 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 2.26% or 39.05 to $1688.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 4.12% or 1.54 to hit $38.95 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 4.95% or 1.98 to trade at $41.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.40% to 1.1291, while USD/JPY rose 0.42% to 109.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 96.938.

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