Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.47%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.69%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.96%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), which rose 1.98% or 3.57 points to trade at 183.78 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) added 1.48% or 2.19 points to end at 150.06 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 1.49% or 5.46 points to 373.09 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which fell 1.65% or 2.67 points to trade at 159.44 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) declined 0.97% or 1.17 points to end at 119.10 and JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) was down 0.57% or 0.95 points to 166.66.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which rose 4.20% to 77.68, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) which was up 4.05% to settle at 298.50 and Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:FB) which gained 3.66% to close at 339.74.
The worst performers were Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) which was down 8.06% to 14.65 in late trade, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) which lost 5.20% to settle at 20.22 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) which was down 3.63% to 22.18 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Altamira Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:CYTO) which rose 52.63% to 2.320, Everspin Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:MRAM) which was up 50.00% to settle at 9.870 and Soc Telemed Inc (NASDAQ:TLMD) which gained 33.10% to close at 2.835.
The worst performers were Oncorus Inc (NASDAQ:ONCR) which was down 46.04% to 5.99 in late trade, Acutus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:AFIB) which lost 43.98% to settle at 3.73 and Catalyst Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CBIO) which was down 40.31% to 1.755 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1816 to 1423 and 110 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1956 rose and 1748 declined, while 162 ended unchanged.
Shares in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.49% or 5.46 to 373.09. Shares in Oncorus Inc (NASDAQ:ONCR) fell to all time lows; down 46.04% or 5.11 to 5.99. Shares in Everspin Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:MRAM) rose to 3-years highs; rising 50.00% or 3.290 to 9.870. Shares in Acutus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:AFIB) fell to all time lows; losing 43.98% or 2.93 to 3.73. Shares in Catalyst Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CBIO) fell to all time lows; down 40.31% or 1.185 to 1.755.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.81% to 16.28.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.75 to $1865.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.92% or 0.75 to hit $80.84 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.94% or 0.78 to trade at $82.09 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1443, while USD/JPY fell 0.11% to 113.93.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 95.123.