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 added 0.54%, while the index gained 0.50%, and the index climbed 0.76%.
The best performers of the session on the were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 1.67% or 0.89 points to trade at 54.33 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 1.52% or 5.69 points to end at 378.99 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.43% or 0.59 points to 41.78 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which fell 0.88% or 0.40 points to trade at 45.30 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) declined 0.74% or 1.87 points to end at 251.40 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.76% or 1.02 points to 132.67.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 8.29% to 338.41, Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 8.24% to settle at 290.29 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.75% to close at 40.39.
The worst performers were Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 4.92% to 133.18 in late trade, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 4.19% to settle at 2.970 and WestRock Co (NYSE:) which was down 4.11% to 37.55 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Soleno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 98.52% to 2.680, Celsius Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 28.31% to settle at 4.8500 and Tenax Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 28.22% to close at 2.090.
The worst performers were Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 50.35% to 3.5100 in late trade, PHI Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 31.09% to settle at 2.77 and Akari Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:) which was down 29.66% to 4.080 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1736 to 1244 and 108 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1525 rose and 1116 declined, while 84 ended unchanged.
Shares in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 8.29% or 25.90 to 338.41. Shares in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 8.24% or 22.09 to 290.29.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.59% to 12.88 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.51% or 6.65 to $1301.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.34% or 0.20 to hit $58.41 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.28% or 0.19 to trade at $67.04 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1322, while USD/JPY fell 0.17% to 111.50.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 96.575.
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