US Indices Close Higher; Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 0.80% By Investing.com

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© Reuters US indices close higher; Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 0.80%

Investing.com – The US Stock Exchange closed higher on Thursday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the close of the NYSE, the index added 0.80%, while the index gained 0.79% and the index was up 0.92%. The best performers of the session on the was Visa Inc Class A (NYSE :), which rose 3.64% or 7.33 points to trade at 208.69 at the close. Meanwhile, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE 🙂 advanced 3.56%, or 4.94 points, to close at 143.60 and American Express Company (NYSE 🙂 was up 3.11%, or 3.74 points, to dismiss the session at 124.18. The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE :), which fell 2.59% or 8.74 points to trade at 329.15 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE 🙂 fell 1.68%, 1.30 points, to close at 76.02 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ 🙂 fell 0.72%, 1.74 points, to finish at 241, 26. Top performers on the S&P 500 were Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ :), which rose 12.47% to 614.29, Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE 🙂 which rose 9.21% to 82.09 and L Brands Inc (NYSE 🙂 which gained 9.12% to close at 47.97. The worst performers were Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ :), which was down 8.95% to 147.77 in recent trading, International Paper (NYSE 🙂 which lost 7.67% to 46.74 and Air Products and Chemicals Inc (NYSE 🙂 which was down 7.44% to 256.02 at the close. Top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ATA Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 which rose 754.41% to 11,620, Lizhi Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 which rose 74.12% to settle at 14.80 and Cns Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ) that gained 69.71% to close at 3.53. The worst performers were Tyme Technologies Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 which dropped 35.13% to 2,290 in the last session, Koss Corporation (NASDAQ 🙂 which lost 26.92% to 18,700 and Cassava Sciences Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 which was down 23.56% to 67.22 at the close. Rising stocks outnumbered those that fell on the New York Stock Exchange in 2163 to 944 and 68 ended unchanged; On the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2,270 were up and 828 were down, while 60 were unchanged. Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 shares rose to all-time highs; increasing 12.47% or 68.11 to 614.29. L Brands Inc (NYSE 🙂 shares rose to 52-week highs; increasing 9.12% or 4.01 to 47.97. ATA Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 shares rose to 5-year highs; gaining 754.41% or 10,260 to 11,620. Lizhi Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 shares rose to all-time highs; gaining 74.12% or 6.30 to 14.80. The, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.32% to 21.92. Gold Futures for April delivery was down 2.20% or 40.45 to $ 1,794.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in the commodities trade, crude oil for March delivery rose 1.10% or 0.61 to $ 56.30 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract was up 0.29% or 0.17 to trade at $ 58.86 a barrel. EUR / USD was down 0.58% to 1.1965, while USD / JPY was up 0.51% to 105.55. US Dollar Index futures were up 0.47% to 91.532.

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