© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.41%

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 rose 1.41% to hit a new 1-month high, while the index climbed 1.30%, and the index added 1.75%.

The best performers of the session on the were International Business Machines (NYSE:), which rose 3.41% or 4.65 points to trade at 140.97 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) added 3.27% or 3.89 points to end at 122.99 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) was up 2.64% or 5.32 points to 207.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.17% or 0.65 points to trade at 55.12 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.41% or 0.47 points to end at 115.44 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) was down 0.37% or 0.45 points to 122.76.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tapestry Inc (NYSE:) which rose 8.36% to 22.92, IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 7.76% to settle at 134.37 and Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:) which gained 6.95% to close at 28.30.

The worst performers were Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE:) which was down 4.10% to 39.34 in late trade, Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:) which lost 3.58% to settle at 70.36 and Church & Dwight Company Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.35% to 77.50 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Stellar Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 45.13% to 5.980, Modern Media Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 41.27% to settle at 8.94 and Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 36.68% to close at 0.28.

The worst performers were TeleNav Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 44.80% to 5.79 in late trade, Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 22.00% to settle at 1.17 and Livongo Health Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.29% to 25.55 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2021 to 954 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1980 rose and 682 declined, while 86 ended unchanged.

Shares in Livongo Health Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 17.29% or 5.34 to 25.55.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.12% to 16.27.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 2.13% or 33.30 to $1527.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.14% or 0.08 to hit $56.18 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.04 to trade at $60.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1036, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 106.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.350.

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