U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.61%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.61%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.55%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 3.16% or 6.73 points to trade at 219.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) added 2.58% or 2.43 points to end at 96.73 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was up 2.35% or 1.22 points to 53.23 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which fell 1.01% or 4.35 points to trade at 425.36 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 0.66% or 1.00 points to end at 150.45 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was down 0.58% or 0.94 points to 159.90.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) which rose 7.59% to 17.29, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which was up 6.92% to settle at 23.47 and Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX) which gained 6.41% to close at 153.52.

The worst performers were Cboe Global Markets Inc (NYSE:CBOE) which was down 2.62% to 126.36 in late trade, Rollins Inc (NYSE:ROL) which lost 2.42% to settle at 38.38 and Xcel Energy Inc (NASDAQ:XEL) which was down 2.29% to 68.99 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Trillium Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TRIL) which rose 188.83% to 17.590, Vivos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VVOS) which was up 53.65% to settle at 5.900 and GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GRNQ) which gained 34.23% to close at 1.0200.

The worst performers were Regencell Bioscience Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:RGC) which was down 28.29% to 13.74 in late trade, Marketwise Inc (NASDAQ:MKTW) which lost 16.69% to settle at 6.790 and Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) which was down 13.02% to 1.7700 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2305 to 962 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2742 rose and 893 declined, while 153 ended unchanged.

Shares in Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX) rose to all time highs; rising 6.41% or 9.25 to 153.52. Shares in Marketwise Inc (NASDAQ:MKTW) fell to all time lows; losing 16.69% or 1.360 to 6.790. Shares in Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) fell to 52-week lows; down 13.02% or 0.2650 to 1.7700.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.60% to 17.15.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.29% or 23.00 to $1807.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 5.31% or 3.30 to hit $65.44 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 5.25% or 3.40 to trade at $68.15 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1744, while USD/JPY fell 0.09% to 109.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 93.013.

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