Investing.com – United States: equity markets finished the session higher on Thursday; the growth sectors Oil and gas, Telecom, and Technology has contributed to this increase.
In closing to NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.71%, while the S&P 500 is awarded to 0.61%, and the NASDAQ Composite index has recorded an increase of 0.53%.
The best performance of the session for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is to the credit of the title Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) up 2.58% or 3,03 points for a closing price of 120,68. In the second position, we find Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) and win 1,82% or advanced 1.33 points to close at 74,31. The title Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) completes the top three with an increase of 1.71% or 2.30 points for the end of the session to 136,68.
The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), sign the worst performance of the session, losing 0,57% or 0.85 points for a closing price of 149,00. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) abandons or 0.39% 0.95 points and ends at 241,82. For its part, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) loose to 0.33%, equivalent to 0,27 points for a closing price of 82,45.
The best performance of the S&P 500 index return to Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD), which won 7,86% for a course of 31.82, International Flavors&Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF), an increase of 5.22% at 148,52 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI), which earns 4.10% for a closing price at 22,34.
The values of the least-performing L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) down 4.14% to 22,71 in closing, Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC), which loses 3.75%, 35,91 and Range Resources Corp (NYSE:RRC), down 3.29% to 7,49 in close.
The best performance of the NASDAQ Composite index to return to La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co (NASDAQ:LJPC), which won 92,48% for a course 10,24, ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CTRV), an increase of 41,60% to 7,0800 and Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:INSY), who earns 33,40% for a closing price at 1.15.
The values of the least-performing Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ:KIRK) declined 50.35% to 2.10 in closing, Motif Bio PLC (NASDAQ:MTFB), which loses 43,22% to 1.13 and Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK), down from 35.89 per ornane.% 6.11 in close.
The titles on the rise and have exceeded the number of titles down to the New York stock Exchange by 1686 values to 1290 and 114 stable; on the NASDAQ, 1586 values have decreased, and 1061 rose, 103 remained unchanged.
The securities Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) decreased and reached a low , after a decline of 3.75% or 1.40 points to a course of 35,91. The securities of Range Resources Corp (NYSE:RRC) decreased and reached a low , after a drop of 3.29%, equivalent to 0.26 points for a course of 7.49. The securities Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ:KIRK) have decreased and reached a low , after a decline 50.35%, that is, 2,13 points for a course of 2.10. The securities ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CTRV) have progressed and reached a high of 52 weeks, after having taken 41,60% or 2,0800 points for a course of 7,0800. The titles Motif Bio PLC (NASDAQ:MTFB) have decreased, and reached a historic low, after releasing 43,22% or 0,86 points to a course of 1.13. The titles Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK) have decreased, and reached a historic low, having dropped 35.89 per ornane.%, or 3,42 points for a course of 6.11.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of options on the S&P 500 index, has lost 0,99% up to 15.93.
On the other hand, the gold for delivery in August gained 0.45 per cent is 5,95 points, to $1.339,55 a troy ounce. Regarding other raw materials, crude oil for delivery in July rose by 2.88%, that is 1,49 points for a over $53,17 per barrel, while Brent crude for delivery in August gained 0.02 percent 0.01 points for a $62,24 the barrel.
The pair EUR/USD has recorded an increase of 0.08% to 1,1282, while the pair USD/JPY fell 0.02% 108,38.