(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 3.49% or 15.36 points to trade at 455.61 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) added 2.52% or 3.21 points to end at 130.82 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 1.97% or 3.92 points to 203.18 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 1.19% or 2.08 points to trade at 172.20 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) declined 1.16% or 1.34 points to end at 113.74 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) was down 0.72% or 0.59 points to 81.05.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) which rose 10.41% to 18.46, Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) which was up 8.76% to settle at 39.85 and The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) which gained 7.47% to close at 16.55.
The worst performers were Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) which was down 16.12% to 37.30 in late trade, ResMed Inc (NYSE:RMD) which lost 13.52% to settle at 175.52 and FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR) which was down 12.54% to 37.46 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aditx Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ADTX) which rose 93.38% to 7.60, American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AVCT) which was up 72.52% to settle at 8.35 and Nova Lifestyle I (NASDAQ:NVFY) which gained 48.75% to close at 2.380.
The worst performers were Biofrontera AG ADR (NASDAQ:BFRA) which was down 38.40% to 16.51 in late trade, OraSure Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:OSUR) which lost 33.15% to settle at 13.09 and LightPath Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:LPTH) which was down 32.55% to 3.1500 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1544 to 1476 and 104 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1540 fell and 1230 advanced, while 60 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.48% to 22.65 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for October delivery was up 1.32% or 26.90 to $2064.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.57% or 0.24 to hit $41.95 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $45.12 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1873, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 105.53.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 92.775.
U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
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