U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.32%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 2.32%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.20%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 14.40% or 24.48 points to trade at 194.49 at the close. Meanwhile, Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) added 4.77% or 2.82 points to end at 61.92 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was up 2.96% or 1.18 points to 40.98 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which fell 0.35% or 0.16 points to trade at 46.15 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) added 0.44% or 0.41 points to end at 93.00 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was up 0.63% or 0.74 points to 119.06.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) which rose 14.40% to 194.49, Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which was up 13.40% to settle at 4.74 and Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) which gained 10.07% to close at 20.66.

The worst performers were Noble Energy Inc (NASDAQ:NBL) which was down 5.05% to 8.65 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which lost 3.41% to settle at 6.80 and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) which was down 2.40% to 137.79 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were BioHiTech Global Inc (NASDAQ:BHTG) which rose 66.06% to 2.740, PDS Biotechnology Corp (NASDAQ:PDSB) which was up 60.49% to settle at 2.600 and Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co Ltd (NASDAQ:PHCF) which gained 49.63% to close at 8.080.

The worst performers were Cleveland BioLabs Inc (NASDAQ:CBLI) which was down 42.49% to 2.4500 in late trade, Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT) which lost 39.73% to settle at 46.70 and Concrete Pumping Holdings Class A (NASDAQ:BBCP) which was down 33.21% to 3.66 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2199 to 671 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1782 rose and 941 declined, while 43 ended unchanged.

Shares in BioHiTech Global Inc (NASDAQ:BHTG) rose to 52-week highs; rising 66.06% or 1.090 to 2.740. Shares in Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT) fell to 5-year lows; losing 39.73% or 30.79 to 46.70. Shares in Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co Ltd (NASDAQ:PHCF) rose to all time highs; rising 49.63% or 2.680 to 8.080.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.49% to 31.78.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.22% or 4.00 to $1784.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.94% or 1.13 to hit $39.62 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $41.87 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1241, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 107.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.435.

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