U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.39%

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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 0.39%, while the index gained 0.22%, and the index added 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.56% or 0.59 points to trade at 38.33 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE:) added 1.49% or 2.46 points to end at 167.60 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 1.34% or 4.90 points to 371.34 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.05% or 0.61 points to trade at 57.61 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) declined 0.43% or 0.30 points to end at 69.37 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.42% or 0.50 points to 119.36.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:) which rose 10.58% to 37.95, Macy’s Inc (NYSE:) which was up 5.18% to settle at 15.43 and L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which gained 4.89% to close at 18.01.

The worst performers were Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.18% to 259.81 in late trade, Hess Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 3.80% to settle at 64.37 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:) which was down 2.92% to 40.25 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aslan Pharmaceuticals Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:) which rose 293.27% to 1.73, EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 48.02% to settle at 7.090 and Akerna Corp (NASDAQ:) which gained 35.33% to close at 7.24.

The worst performers were Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 57.60% to 0.9200 in late trade, Helius Medical Technologies Inc Class A (NASDAQ:) which lost 32.80% to settle at 0.3999 and Arcimoto Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 26.67% to 1.65 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1705 to 1093 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1525 rose and 1105 declined, while 103 ended unchanged.

Shares in Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 57.60% or 1.2500 to 0.9200. Shares in Helius Medical Technologies Inc Class A (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 32.80% or 0.1951 to 0.3999. Shares in Arcimoto Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 26.67% or 0.60 to 1.65.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.02% to 12.34.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.14% or 2.05 to $1461.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.08% or 0.63 to hit $57.95 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.53% or 0.34 to trade at $63.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1023, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 108.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 98.175.

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