Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the sectors , and .
At the close of trade in New York, it registered a gain of 0.97%, and hit its highest record level in less than a month, while it consolidated its position at 1.42%, rising 1.88%.
The stock emerged today among the leading stocks Chevron Corp (NYSE: ), which rose 8.90% or 13.39 points to trade at 163.78 at the close. On the other hand, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: ) added 5.54% or 10.41 points to end at 198.25, while Apple (NASDAQ: ) added 3.25% or 5.12 points to 162.47.
On weak performance at the close of today’s trade, Intel Group (NASDAQ: ) stock ended up 8.56% or 3.40 points to trade at 36.31 at the close. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: ) declined 6.18% or 9.15 points to 138.91 and Amgen Corporation (NASDAQ: ) declined 0.91% or 2.28 points to 247.47.
On the other hand, the best performers on the S&P 500 were Amazon.com (NASDAQ: ), which rose 10.40% to 135.00, and Chevron Corp (NYSE: ) which closed up 8.90%. 163.78 levels, as well as the stock of Granger WW Inc (NYSE: ), which declined 8.30% to trade at 543.53.
Among the worst performing stocks today were Intel Group Corporation (NASDAQ: ), which fell 8.56% to close at 36.31 shares. Church & Dwight (NYSE: ), which lost 8.28% to 88.24, while shares of VF Corp (NYSE: ) lost 8.01% to 44.68 in the stock market today.
On the other hand, the best performance in the Nasdaq index was recorded by stocks Acquisition of Brookline Capital Corp (NASDAQ: ), which soared 125.30% to end at 22.71, Senti Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ), which soared 68.28% to close at 3.13 levels, while NRX Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ) rose. 51.57% and ended its trade at a price of 0.79.
Among the weakest performing stocks today, we mention the company’s stock Virax Biolabs Group Limited (NASDAQ: ), which fell 74.04% to end at 5.40, Share Lottery.com Inc (NASDAQ: ), which lost 63.79% to end at 0.29, and Share Nutriband Inc (NASDAQ: ), which lost 34.11% on the stock market to close at 5.12 in today’s session.
The number of gainers outnumbered the number of shares that closed lower in trade with 2223 compared to 926 on the New York Stock Exchange, which was unchanged at 139. In terms of NASDAQ stock market, 2108 stocks strengthened its position and 1617 declined, while 295 stocks maintained their value.
Intel Group (NASDAQ: ) fell to a 3-year low, down 8.56% or 3.40 points to trade at 36.31. Grainger WW Inc (NYSE:) was up 8.30% or 41.65 points to trade at 543.53 at the all-time high. Shares of Intel Group (NASDAQ: ) declined 8.56% or 3.40 points to trade at 36.31, hitting a 3-year low. Shares of Brookline Capital Acquisition Corporation. (NASDAQ: ) hit an all-time high and added 125.30% or 12.63 points to trade at 22.71. Virox Biolabs Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ) hit an all-time low, losing 74.04% or 15.40 points to 5.40. Shares of Lottery.com Inc (NASDAQ: ) plunged 63.79% or 0.52 points to an all-time low of 0.29.
It measures the implied standard deviation of options on the S&P 500 index, which fell 4.48% to close at 21.33, registering its highest level in 3 months.
Gold futures for August delivery rose 0.66%, or 11.50, to settle at $1,761.80 an ounce. In other commodities trading, WTI crude futures for September delivery rose 2.05%, or 1.98 points, to settle at $98.40 a barrel, while October Brent crude futures rose 1.95%, or 1.99 points, to settle at $103.82. Barrel.
The EUR/USD pair maintained its stability by 0.30% and traded at 1.02 levels, while the USD/JPY continued its decline towards 0.77% to reach 133.24 levels.
Dollar index contracts are trading down 0.50% at 105.70.
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