U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06%

10 Jun 2021

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06%

. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare, Technology and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.78%.The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 3.52% or 1.88 points to trade at 55.31 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) added 2.86% or 2.12 points to end at 76.16 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was up 2.16% or 5.18 points to 244.70 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 3.78% or 8.88 points to trade at 225.77 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 2.43% or 9.29 points to end at 373.49 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was down 1.56% or 2.54 points to 160.40.The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which rose 6.07% to 17.83, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) which was up 4.49% to settle at 611.79 and Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) which gained 4.05% to close at 535.53.The worst performers were Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) which was down 4.69% to 25.58 in late trade, SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) which lost 4.62% to settle at 566.79 and Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) which was down 3.83% to 17.32 at the close.The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Orphazyme (NASDAQ:ORPH) which rose 309.18% to 21.40, Galecto Inc (NASDAQ:GLTO) which was up 64.00% to settle at 8.20 and Trxade Group Inc (NASDAQ:MEDS) which gained 63.24% to close at 6.7.The worst performers were Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ:AEMD) which was down 36.70% to 6.830 in late trade, Ocugen, Inc (NASDAQ:OCGN) which lost 27.93% to settle at 6.7100 and KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:KLXE) which was down 24.87% to 10.15 at the close.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1612 to 1577 and 113 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1802 fell and 1669 advanced, while 152 ended unchanged.Shares in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) rose to all time highs; rising 4.05% or 20.85 to 535.53. Shares in Orphazyme (NASDAQ:ORPH) rose to all time highs; rising 309.18% or 16.17 to 21.40. The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 10.01% to 16.10 a new 52-week low.Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.32% or 6.00 to $1901.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.31% or 0.22 to hit $70.18 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.18 to trade at $72.40 a barrel.EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.2175, while USD/JPY fell 0.27% to 109.31.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 90.047.

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