U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.90%

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(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.90% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology, Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.90% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.11%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.31%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 3.76% or 14.14 points to trade at 389.77 at the close. Meanwhile, Inc (NYSE:CRM) added 2.21% or 5.04 points to end at 233.06 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was up 2.16% or 5.38 points to 255.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 1.40% or 0.76 points to trade at 53.71 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 0.85% or 1.60 points to end at 185.86 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was down 0.82% or 0.86 points to 103.41.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which rose 5.69% to 83.02, Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which was up 5.66% to settle at 9.14 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which gained 5.61% to close at 645.37.

The worst performers were Truist Financial Corp (NYSE:TFC) which was down 4.12% to 57.23 in late trade, MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) which lost 3.81% to settle at 39.69 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which was down 3.29% to 28.25 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Trevena Inc (NASDAQ:TRVN) which rose 32.75% to 2.2700, Wilhelmina (NASDAQ:WHLM) which was up 26.20% to settle at 10.50 and Kaspien Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:KSPN) which gained 16.73% to close at 26.300.

The worst performers were KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:KLXE) which was down 27.87% to 10.43 in late trade, Greenbox Pos (NASDAQ:GBOX) which lost 26.12% to settle at 10.1000 and Amplitech Group Inc (NASDAQ:AMPG) which was down 21.69% to 6.570 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1890 to 1169 and 89 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1673 fell and 1521 advanced, while 93 ended unchanged.

Shares in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose to all time highs; up 5.61% or 34.29 to 645.37. Shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rose to all time highs; up 3.76% or 14.14 to 389.77. Shares in Wilhelmina (NASDAQ:WHLM) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 26.20% or 2.18 to 10.50.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.47% to 16.57 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.61% or 28.00 to $1764.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.33% or 0.21 to hit $63.36 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.39% or 0.26 to trade at $66.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1970, while USD/JPY fell 0.18% to 108.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.648.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.90%

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