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 0.70% to hit a new 3-months high, while the index climbed 0.64%, and the index added 0.91%.
The best performers of the session on the were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.10% or 1.08 points to trade at 52.49 at the close. Meanwhile, Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) added 1.95% or 0.82 points to end at 42.96 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 1.55% or 6.47 points to 424.05 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.26% or 0.58 points to trade at 45.28 at the close. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.52% or 0.29 points to end at 54.97 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) was down 0.45% or 0.47 points to 105.00.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 6.77% to 250.94, Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:) which was up 5.06% to settle at 26.79 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 4.87% to close at 49.49.
The worst performers were Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:) which was down 27.46% to 34.95 in late trade, Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:) which lost 7.36% to settle at 32.83 and JM Smucker Company (NYSE:) which was down 5.01% to 101.42 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Achieve Life Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 84.36% to 3.3000, China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 39.13% to settle at 1.28 and Dmc Global Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 37.51% to close at 48.72.
The worst performers were Stampscom Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 57.77% to 83.65 in late trade, Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 43.48% to settle at 5.07 and Trillium Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 42.99% to 0.73 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2178 to 842 and 93 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1818 rose and 812 declined, while 92 ended unchanged.
Shares in Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 6.77% or 15.91 to 250.94. Shares in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 27.46% or 13.23 to 34.95. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.55% or 6.47 to 424.05. Shares in Stampscom Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 57.77% or 114.43 to 83.65. Shares in Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 43.48% or 3.90 to 5.07. Shares in Trillium Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 42.99% or 0.55 to 0.73.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.39% to 13.51 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.21% or 2.85 to $1330.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.23% or 0.13 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.13 to trade at $66.94 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1343, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 110.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.405.
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