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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%

Stock MarketsNov 30, 2021 09:25
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Goods and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.68%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.32%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which rose 4.41% or 12.53 points to trade at 296.74 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 2.75% or 12.09 points to end at 452.00 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was up 2.50% or 1.22 points to 50.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which lost 5.39% or 4.27 points to trade at 74.89 in late trade. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 1.57% or 2.27 points to end at 142.63 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) shed 1.41% or 2.81 points to 195.92.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) which rose 6.01% to 680.54, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which was up 5.95% to settle at 333.76 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) which gained 5.53% to close at 151.22.

The worst performers were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) which was down 5.39% to 74.89 in late trade, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) which lost 3.34% to settle at 54.64 and Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) which was down 3.33% to 110.95 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Krystal Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:KRYS) which rose 121.65% to 88.24, Petros Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTPI) which was up 91.39% to settle at 4.000 and Adagio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ADGI) which gained 86.43% to close at 46.83.

The worst performers were Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:FENC) which was down 50.41% to 4.780 in late trade, Mink Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:INKT) which lost 33.63% to settle at 13.28 and Vaxxinity Inc (NASDAQ:VAXX) which was down 25.79% to 13.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1741 to 1519 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2288 fell and 1473 advanced, while 164 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 19.88% to 22.93.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.11% or 1.90 to $1786.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.80% or 1.91 to hit $70.06 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.07% or 0.05 to trade at $73.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1291, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 113.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.172.

U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
 

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