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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.37%

Thursday - 26/12/2019 12:00
U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.37%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.37% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.51%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.78%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 1.98% or 5.64 points to trade at 289.91 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) added 1.06% or 1.46 points to end at 139.04 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 0.94% or 0.55 points to 58.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 0.92% or 3.08 points to trade at 329.92 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) declined 0.11% or 0.10 points to end at 91.34 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was down 0.07% or 0.10 points to 145.83.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) which rose 4.45% to 1868.77, Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which was up 2.61% to settle at 16.54 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) which gained 1.98% to close at 289.91.

The worst performers were Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) which was down 2.89% to 88.78 in late trade, Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE:PRGO) which lost 1.91% to settle at 52.48 and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) which was down 1.65% to 39.23 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mereo BioPharma Group PLC ADR (NASDAQ:MREO) which rose 95.45% to 2.150, Oncolytics Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:ONCY) which was up 54.10% to settle at 2.820 and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTPH) which gained 50.00% to close at 3.600.

The worst performers were Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SBPH) which was down 66.76% to 1.20 in late trade, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SPPI) which lost 60.00% to settle at 3.50 and GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GRNQ) which was down 23.18% to 0.560000 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1743 to 1035 and 105 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1357 rose and 1294 declined, while 71 ended unchanged.

Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; up 1.98% or 5.64 to 289.91. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; rising 1.98% or 5.64 to 289.91. Shares in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) rose to all time highs; rising 1.06% or 1.46 to 139.04. Shares in Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SBPH) fell to all time lows; down 66.76% or 2.41 to 1.20. Shares in Oncolytics Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:ONCY) rose to 52-week highs; up 54.10% or 0.990 to 2.820. Shares in Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SPPI) fell to 3-years lows; losing 60.00% or 5.25 to 3.50.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.16% to 12.65.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.74% or 11.10 to $1515.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.01% or 0.62 to hit $61.73 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $67.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1097, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 109.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 97.170.

Source: www.investing.com

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