U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.38%

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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 0.38%, while the index climbed 0.11%, and the index climbed 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:), which rose 1.70% or 2.16 points to trade at 129.51 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) added 1.61% or 1.74 points to end at 109.99 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 1.39% or 4.80 points to 350.83 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 4.13% or 1.80 points to trade at 41.78 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) declined 1.44% or 1.84 points to end at 125.92 and American Express Company (NYSE:) was down 0.66% or 0.67 points to 100.48.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 2.79% to 63.45, Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 2.77% to settle at 259.87 and Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 2.73% to close at 51.62.

The worst performers were Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.36% to 16.46 in late trade, Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 4.28% to settle at 395.80 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.13% to 41.78 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 68.61% to 4.62, SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 20.74% to settle at 1.63 and Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd (NASDAQ:) which gained 19.34% to close at 15.240.

The worst performers were Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:) which was down 47.14% to 0.296 in late trade, Izea Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 26.17% to settle at 1.8900 and Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 18.03% to 0.150 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1549 to 1543 and 44 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1430 fell and 1072 advanced, while 151 ended unchanged.

Shares in Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 47.14% or 0.264 to 0.296. Shares in Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 18.03% or 0.033 to 0.150.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.26% to 12.17.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.41% or 5.10 to $1241.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.47% or 0.33 to hit $70.66 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.44 to trade at $74.89 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1684, while USD/JPY fell 0.17% to 112.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 94.46.

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