EconomyEditor's PickNewsU.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

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(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Technology and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.53%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.42%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT), which rose 2.27% or 3.17 points to trade at 143.08 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) added 1.69% or 3.38 points to end at 203.35 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 1.57% or 2.60 points to 167.86 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which fell 2.19% or 1.58 points to trade at 70.42 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 2.00% or 0.94 points to end at 46.11 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was down 1.64% or 2.44 points to 146.71.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which rose 5.70% to 12.60, Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:UAA) which was up 5.61% to settle at 11.86 and Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which gained 5.56% to close at 2.85.

The worst performers were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which was down 7.99% to 13.48 in late trade, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) which lost 7.30% to settle at 11.17 and Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) which was down 7.02% to 40.28 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Solid Biosciences LLC (NASDAQ:SLDB) which rose 70.44% to 3.46, Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:ENLV) which was up 47.98% to settle at 8.79 and AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AMAG) which gained 45.21% to close at 13.65.

The worst performers were Zosano Pharma Corp (NASDAQ:ZSAN) which was down 56.79% to 0.700 in late trade, Selecta Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:SELB) which lost 33.87% to settle at 1.64 and LogicBio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:LOGC) which was down 31.72% to 6.20 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2074 to 1018 and 73 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1870 rose and 1016 declined, while 72 ended unchanged.

Shares in AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AMAG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 45.21% or 4.25 to 13.65.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.25% to 26.70.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.85% or 16.10 to $1911.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 4.08% or 1.64 to hit $38.58 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.10% or 0.04 to trade at $40.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1747, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 105.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 93.782.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

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