U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.36% By Investing.com

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

At the close in NYSE, the rose 0.36%, while the index gained 0.45%, and the index gained 0.52%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.69% or 1.10 points to trade at 41.98 at the close. Meanwhile, Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) added 2.28% or 0.77 points to end at 34.51 and Dow Inc (NYSE:) was up 2.06% or 0.84 points to 41.59 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which fell 0.73% or 0.83 points to trade at 112.18 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) declined 0.62% or 1.14 points to end at 183.52 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.40% or 0.48 points to 119.21.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Noble Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.79% to 9.55, Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 6.39% to settle at 113.12 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:) which gained 5.35% to close at 7.28.

The worst performers were DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.52% to 33.06 in late trade, Carnival Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 2.93% to settle at 15.88 and Macerich Company (NYSE:) which was down 2.87% to 8.45 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 53.68% to 3.5500, Francescas Holdings (NASDAQ:) which was up 42.65% to settle at 4.95 and Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 39.23% to close at 6.1400.

The worst performers were Myos Rens Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 30.33% to 1.700 in late trade, AEterna Zentaris Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 29.93% to settle at 0.378 and Sunworks Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.82% to 0.747 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1724 to 1123 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1392 rose and 1292 declined, while 75 ended unchanged.

Shares in Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 6.39% or 6.79 to 113.12. Shares in AEterna Zentaris Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 29.93% or 0.162 to 0.378.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.28% to 27.68.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.40% or 7.15 to $1787.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.13% or 0.45 to hit $40.27 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.03 to trade at $42.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1237, while USD/JPY rose 0.05% to 107.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.203.

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