U.S. SHARES HIGHER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; DOW HITS NEW ALL-TIME HIGH

Las bolsas estadounidenses cotizaban estables el lunes en la apertura antes de conocerse datos sobre actividad empresarial y venta de viviendas, con los índices S&P 500 y Nasdaq Composite camino de cerrar un sexto trimestre consecutivo de ganancias, una racha no vista en más de 14 años. En la imagen, operadores trabajan en la Bolsa de Nueva York el 24 de junio de 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials, Consumer Services and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.64% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.65%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 2.78% or 1.50 points to trade at 55.38 at the close. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 1.75% or 1.19 points to end at 69.00 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 1.58% or 3.76 points to 241.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which lost 2.13% or 0.78 points to trade at 35.60 in late trade. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) declined 1.83% or 0.77 points to end at 41.25 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shed 0.07% or 0.09 points to 124.58.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) which rose 9.26% to 32.97, Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) which was up 6.08% to settle at 71.71 and Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) which gained 5.27% to close at 191.25.

The worst performers were Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) which was down 16.92% to 101.75 in late trade, Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which lost 8.48% to settle at 18.34 and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) which was down 6.75% to 46.83 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Jaguar Animal Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) which rose 60.09% to 1.089, Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ:AQMS) which was up 47.50% to settle at 16.83 and KBS Fashion Group Ltd (NASDAQ:KBSF) which gained 35.96% to close at 3.9400.

The worst performers were Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WINS) which was down 20.35% to 360.00 in late trade, Moleculin Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:MBRX) which lost 20.12% to settle at 1.20 and Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:KTOV) which was down 18.68% to 2.074 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2069 to 1085 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1837 rose and 660 declined, while 93 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.68% to 10.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.57% or 7.05 to $1232.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.32% or 0.69 to hit $53.03 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.94% or 0.52 to trade at $55.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.0657, while USD/JPY rose 1.22% to 113.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 100.66.

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