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 added 0.13%, while the index added 0.53%, and the index climbed 1.42%.
The best performers of the session on the were Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.27% or 3.17 points to trade at 143.08 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) added 1.69% or 3.38 points to end at 203.35 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 1.57% or 2.60 points to 167.86 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Chevron Corp (NYSE:), which fell 2.19% or 1.58 points to trade at 70.42 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:) declined 2.00% or 0.94 points to end at 46.11 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.64% or 2.44 points to 146.71.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:) which rose 5.70% to 12.60, Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which was up 5.61% to settle at 11.86 and Coty Inc (NYSE:) which gained 5.56% to close at 2.85.
The worst performers were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:) which was down 7.99% to 13.48 in late trade, Halliburton Company (NYSE:) which lost 7.30% to settle at 11.17 and Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 7.02% to 40.28 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Solid Biosciences LLC (NASDAQ:) which rose 70.44% to 3.46, Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 47.98% to settle at 8.79 and AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 45.21% to close at 13.65.
The worst performers were Zosano Pharma Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 56.79% to 0.700 in late trade, Selecta Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 33.87% to settle at 1.64 and LogicBio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 31.72% to 6.20 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2074 to 1018 and 73 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1870 rose and 1016 declined, while 72 ended unchanged.
Shares in AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 45.21% or 4.25 to 13.65.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.25% to 26.70.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.85% or 16.10 to $1911.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 4.08% or 1.64 to hit $38.58 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.10% or 0.04 to trade at $40.76 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1747, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 105.53.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 93.782.
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