© Reuters U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.00%
Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the rose 1.00%, while the index added 1.89%, and the index gained 2.66%.
The best performers of the session on the were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which rose 4.44% or 4.40 points to trade at 103.48 at the close. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) added 3.57% or 8.29 points to end at 240.22 and Salesforce Inc (NYSE:) was up 3.31% or 4.84 points to 151.25 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:), which fell 2.54% or 8.91 points to trade at 341.84 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) declined 0.50% or 0.84 points to end at 168.69 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was down 0.16% or 0.33 points to 206.76.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:) which rose 16.56% to 291.44, Synchrony Financial (NYSE:) which was up 8.62% to settle at 35.39 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 8.46% to close at 342.50.
The worst performers were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) which was down 2.54% to 341.84 in late trade, Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:) which lost 1.73% to settle at 338.52 and Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:) which was down 1.50% to 31.45 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Lytus Technologies Holdings Ptv Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 83.07% to 1.30, Cosmos Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 72.49% to settle at 5.33 and Helbiz Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 65.48% to close at 0.20.
The worst performers were Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 39.28% to 0.78 in late trade, SAITECH Global Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 31.41% to settle at 1.07 and Windtree Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.72% to 0.16 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2413 to 645 and 99 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2738 rose and 958 declined, while 153 ended unchanged.
Shares in SAITECH Global Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 31.41% or 0.49 to 1.07.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.27% to 19.85.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.25% or 4.85 to $1,928.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.53% or 1.23 to hit $81.84 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.83% or 1.58 to trade at $87.74 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.29% to 1.09, while USD/JPY rose 0.89% to 129.57.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 101.74.