U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.43%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the rose 1.43%, while the index climbed 1.88%, and the index gained 2.24%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which rose 4.25% or 1.91 points to trade at 46.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:) added 3.51% or 4.18 points to end at 123.28 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) was up 2.69% or 1.90 points to 72.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were 3M Company (NYSE:), which rose 0.36% or 0.59 points to trade at 164.23 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) added 0.47% or 1.17 points to end at 247.62 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was up 0.48% or 1.04 points to 217.87.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 16.20% to 33.92, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 12.30% to settle at 22.92 and Albemarle Corp (NYSE:) which gained 8.71% to close at 73.48.

The worst performers were Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:) which was down 8.58% to 28.22 in late trade, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:) which lost 7.69% to settle at 10.69 and Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE:) which was down 6.68% to 47.10 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Avedro Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 35.99% to 23.20, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 29.32% to settle at 11.38 and Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 28.00% to close at 1.2800.

The worst performers were Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 35.01% to 5.83 in late trade, ICU Medical Inc

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