U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.11%

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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 gained 1.11% to hit a new 3-months high, while the index added 0.97%, and the index gained 1.13%.

The best performers of the session on the were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:), which rose 4.85% or 6.69 points to trade at 144.49 at the close. Meanwhile, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) added 4.75% or 2.60 points to end at 57.38 and Dow Inc (NYSE:) was up 3.60% or 1.82 points to 52.31 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:), which fell 1.98% or 1.72 points to trade at 84.94 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) declined 1.40% or 2.76 points to end at 193.94 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 1.01% or 0.48 points to 47.03.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 20.23% to 97.22, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 10.51% to settle at 90.13 and Apache Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 9.93% to close at 23.81.

The worst performers were Arista Networks (NYSE:) which was down 24.23% to 185.30 in late trade, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 2.87% to settle at 116.90 and IDEXX Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 2.86% to 276.87 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hoth Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 39.00% to 4.74, CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 39.13% to settle at 1.280 and BeiGene Ltd (NASDAQ:) which gained 37.02% to close at 189.56.

The worst performers were Casa Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 36.01% to 4.30

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