Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the trade and sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close, the NYSE added 0.61%, while the index added 0.66% and the index gained 0.60%.
The best performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE 🙂 , which rose 2.36% or 3.62 points to trade at 156.90 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: ) added 2.33% or 2.70 points to 118.60 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: ) was up 1.46% or 4.82 points to 335.38 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were 3M Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.06% or 1.28 points to trade at 119.27 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: ) declined 0.97% or 1.51 points to 154.45 while Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ: ) declined 0.67% or 1.27 points to 187.82.
The S&P 500 was led by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ), which rose 18.85% to 708.85, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: ), which rose 7.89% to 30.62, and Invesco Plc (NYSE: ) which gained 4.77% to close at 17.36.
The worst performers were McCormick & Company Incorporated (NYSE: ), which fell 6.71% to 79.30 in late trade, Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: ), which lost 3.38% to 36.06 and Campbell soup Company (NYSE: ), which declined 2.98% to 47.84 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 , which rose 176.54% to 31.00, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ), which rose 51.01% to 27.03 and Rubius Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ) which gained 48.58% to close at 1.29.
The worst indicators were “Troika” media group. Inc (NASDAQ: ), which fell 26.83% to 0.48 in late trade, Ensysce Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ), which lost 17.71% to 0.33 and Biophytium (NASDAQ: ), which fell 17.67% to 0.91 at the close.
Advancers outnumbered decliners on the New York Stock Exchange by 1,761 to 1,332, while 132 stocks were flat; on the Nasdaq, 2,272 advanced and 1,499 declined, while 247 ended unchanged.
Shares of Ensysce Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ) fell to all-time lows; down 17.71% or 0.07 to 0.33.
The index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, fell 4.18% to 23.61.
Gold futures for December delivery fell 0.47%, or 8.15, to $1,719.65 a troy ounce. Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.99%, or 0.81, at $82.75 a barrel, while November Brent crude futures were up 0.59%, or 0.52, at $88.52. per barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.01% at 1.00, while USD/JPY was up 0.25% at 144.05.
US dollar index futures fell 0.17% to 109.64.