U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.48%

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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the rose 0.48%, while the index gained 0.71%, and the index climbed 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were 3M Company (NYSE:), which rose 1.98% or 3.57 points to trade at 183.78 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) added 1.51% or 2.24 points to end at 150.11 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.49% or 5.48 points to 373.11 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which lost 1.64% or 2.66 points to trade at 159.45 in late trade. International Business Machines (NYSE:) declined 0.97% or 1.17 points to end at 119.10 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) shed 0.57% or 0.95 points to 166.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 4.24% to 77.71, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:) which was up 4.05% to settle at 298.50 and Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.75% to close at 340.03.

The worst performers were Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:) which was down 8.03% to 14.66 in late trade, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:) which lost 5.16% to settle at 20.23 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 3.63% to 22.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Altamira Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 53.29% to 2.330, Everspin Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 49.09% to settle at 9.810 and Soc Telemed Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 33.37% to close at 2.841.

The worst performers were Oncorus Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 46.04% to 5.99 in late trade, Acutus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 43.98% to settle at 3.73 and Catalyst Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 40.31% to 1.755 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1814 to 1424 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1961 rose and 1746 declined, while 159 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.93% to 16.26.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.75 to $1865.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.92% or 0.75 to hit $80.84 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.94% or 0.78 to trade at $82.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1443, while USD/JPY fell 0.11% to 113.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 95.123.

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