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© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.30%© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.30% – 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 gained 0.30%, while the index climbed 0.30%, and the index gained 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nike Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.71% or 1.02 points to trade at 60.74 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 1.60% or 4.44 points to end at 282.71 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.60% or 2.25 points to 142.59 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.31% or 0.61 points to trade at 45.84 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) declined 1.28% or 1.17 points to end at 90.08 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) was down 1.01% or 0.44 points to 43.01.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:) which rose 4.50% to 38.20, Edison International (NYSE:) which was up 4.18% to settle at 71.59 and Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 3.71% to close at 117.56.

The worst performers were H&R Block Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.86% to 27.29 in late trade, Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 3.06% to settle at 15.99 and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:) which was down 2.75% to 67.30 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Global Brokerage Inc Class A (NASDAQ:) which rose 142.33% to 0.60, Sage Therapeutic (NASDAQ:) which was up 70.39% to settle at 156.59 and Entellus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 49.81% to close at 23.98.

The worst performers were Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 30.98% to 0.690 in late trade, Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 18.77% to settle at 3.972 and Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 15.61% to 16.27 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1920 to 1212 and 40 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1577 rose and 933 declined, while 115 ended unchanged.

Shares in Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; down 3.06% or 0.51 to 15.99. Shares in Nike Inc (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.71% or 1.02 to 60.74. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.60% or 4.44 to 282.71. Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.60% or 2.25 to 142.59. Shares in Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 30.98% or 0.310 to 0.690. Shares in Sage Therapeutic (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 70.39% or 64.68 to 156.59. Shares in Entellus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 49.81% or 7.97 to 23.98. Shares in Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 15.61% or 3.01 to 16.27.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.44% to 10.31.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.55% or 19.60 to $1246.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.20% or 0.67 to hit $56.63 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.44% or 0.88 to trade at $62.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1777, while USD/JPY rose 0.77% to 113.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 93.75.

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