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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.29%

Stock Markets Nov 03, 2021 16:25
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.29% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.65%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 3.10% or 1.48 points to trade at 49.23 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) added 2.78% or 4.67 points to end at 172.50 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was up 1.82% or 3.89 points to 218.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which lost 1.69% or 3.50 points to trade at 203.62 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 1.47% or 6.22 points to end at 417.63 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) shed 0.71% or 0.81 points to 113.02.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:CPRI) which rose 15.85% to 64.33, FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) which was up 12.65% to settle at 105.24 and Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) which gained 7.98% to close at 56.52.

The worst performers were Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) which was down 14.07% to 66.74 in late trade, Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) which lost 5.84% to settle at 348.13 and Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc (NYSE:BR) which was down 5.03% to 169.87 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were FAT Brands Inc (NASDAQ:FATBB) which rose 99.35% to 15.45, Petros Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTPI) which was up 65.14% to settle at 2.890 and iRhythm Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:IRTC) which gained 60.13% to close at 122.98.

The worst performers were Urban One Inc Class D (NASDAQ:UONEK) which was down 37.60% to 4.580 in late trade, Skywater Technology Inc (NASDAQ:SKYT) which lost 36.26% to settle at 20.80 and Urban One (NASDAQ:UONE) which was down 31.64% to 7.520 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2114 to 1145 and 141 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2481 rose and 1190 declined, while 175 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.80% to 15.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.88% or 15.70 to $1773.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 4.53% or 3.80 to hit $80.11 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.99% or 3.38 to trade at $81.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.1615, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 113.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.835.

U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.29%
 

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