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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.13%

Stock Markets47 minutes ago (Apr 05, 2021 04:25PM ET)

(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.13% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.13% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.44%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.67%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 3.73% or 2.04 points to trade at 56.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) added 3.10% or 2.00 points to end at 66.55 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was up 2.80% or 3.80 points to 139.42 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which fell 1.27% or 4.16 points to trade at 323.48 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) declined 1.17% or 1.24 points to end at 104.51 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 0.26% or 0.50 points to 188.47.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which rose 7.21% to 29.72, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) which was up 5.61% to settle at 61.04 and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) which gained 5.01% to close at 41.69.

The worst performers were Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE:PXD) which was down 7.57% to 152.14 in late trade, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which lost 7.56% to settle at 25.31 and Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) which was down 7.15% to 75.41 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Chembio Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:CEMI) which rose 59.66% to 5.62, Xcel Brands Inc (NASDAQ:XELB) which was up 52.33% to settle at 2.940 and Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:SQBG) which gained 33.53% to close at 29.6700.

The worst performers were Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:UXIN) which was down 23.86% to 1.500 in late trade, Molecular Templates Inc (NASDAQ:MTEM) which lost 23.59% to settle at 9.51 and Castor Maritime Inc (NASDAQ:CTRM) which was down 20.87% to 0.584 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1878 to 1206 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1831 rose and 1382 declined, while 88 ended unchanged.

Shares in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) rose to all time highs; rising 5.61% or 3.24 to 61.04. Shares in MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) rose to 5-year highs; up 5.01% or 1.99 to 41.69. Shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.73% or 2.04 to 56.79. Shares in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.10% or 2.00 to 66.55. Shares in Xcel Brands Inc (NASDAQ:XELB) rose to 52-week highs; rising 52.33% or 1.010 to 2.940.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.35% to 17.91.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.03% or 0.55 to $1728.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 4.36% or 2.68 to hit $58.77 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 4.02% or 2.61 to trade at $62.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1811, while USD/JPY fell 0.45% to 110.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 92.605.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.13%

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