U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.91%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the added 0.91%, while the index gained 0.87%, and the index gained 1.39%.

The best performers of the session on the were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.37% or 1.01 points to trade at 43.58 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) added 2.29% or 1.18 points to end at 52.38 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) was up 2.17% or 2.21 points to 104.19 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:), which fell 0.35% or 0.28 points to trade at 78.88 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) declined 0.26% or 0.12 points to end at 44.67 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.21% or 0.11 points to 51.23.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CA Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 18.65% to 44.15, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc (NYSE:) which was up 4.17% to settle at 25.00 and Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 4.12% to close at 525.00.

The worst performers were Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 13.76% to 209.94 in late trade, L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which lost 12.06% to settle at 32.34 and Synchrony Financial (NYSE:) which was down 5.26% to 32.97 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Izea Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 173.65% to 2.5600, China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 63.93% to settle at 3.0000 and Monaker Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 23.02% to close at 3.1000.

The worst performers were SSLJ.com Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:) which was down 44.95% to 1.6900 in late trade, Amedica Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 34.07% to settle at 0.540 and Sellas Life Sciences Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 30.60% to 1.6100 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1904 to 1209 and 33 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1433 rose and 1072 declined, while 149 ended unchanged.

Shares in CA Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; up 18.65% or 6.94 to 44.15. Shares in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 13.76% or 33.50 to 209.94. Shares in Keurig Dr Pepper Inc (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.17% or 1.00 to 25.00. Shares in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.12% or 20.78 to 525.00. Shares in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.17% or 2.21 to 104.19. Shares in SSLJ.com Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 44.95% or 1.3800 to 1.6900. Shares in Amedica Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 34.07% or 0.279 to 0.540. Shares in Sellas Life Sciences Group Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 30.60% or 0.7100 to 1.6100.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.70% to 12.58.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.22% or 2.70 to $1247.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $70.34 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.32% or 0.97 to trade at $74.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1672, while USD/JPY rose 0.48% to 112.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 94.56.

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