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US stocks close higher, Dow Jones gains 0.74%

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At the close of the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones rose 0.74% to hit a monthly high, the S&P 500 rose 1.13% and the NASDAQ Composite rose 1.95%.

Boeing Co was the top performer among the components of the Dow Jones index today, up 5.11 points or 2.75% to close at 191.01. Nike Inc rose 2.92 points or 2.24% to close at 133.11. JPMorgan Chase & Co rose 3.04 points or 2.18% to close at 142.69.

The biggest losers were Johnson & Johnson shares, which lost 0.83 points or 0.47% to end the session at 175.00. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated was up 2.37 points (0.47%) to close at 505.29, while Caterpillar Inc was down 0.85 points (0.38%) to close at 222. 86.

Leading gainers among the S&P 500 index components in today’s trading were Tesla Inc, which rose 7.91% to 993.98, EPAM Systems Inc, which gained 6.92% to close at 303.72, and shares of Moderna Inc, which rose 6.47% to close the session at 186.72.

The biggest losers were Weyerhaeuser Company, which shed 2.55% to close at 38.19. Shares of Hess Corporation shed 2.19% to end the session at 101.58. Quotes of Mosaic Co decreased in price by 2.17% to 65.74.

Leading gainers among the components of the NASDAQ Composite in today’s trading were JX Luxventure Ltd, which rose 119.50% to 4.39, Q And K International Group Ltd, which gained 50.69% to close at 2. 17, as well as Draganfly Inc, which rose 41.32% to end the session at 2.36.

The biggest losers were Statera Biopharma Inc, which shed 43.38% to close at 0.34. Shares of Oric Pharmaceuticals Inc lost 28.74% to end the session at 4.76. Quotes Applied Genetic fell in price by 27.22% to 1.31.

On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that rose in price (1976) exceeded the number of those that closed in the red (1205), and the quotes of 127 shares remained practically unchanged. On the NASDAQ stock exchange, 2,793 companies rose in price, 1,061 fell, and 223 remained at the previous close.

Shares of Statera Biopharma Inc fell to all-time lows, falling 43.38% or 0.26 points to close at 0.34. Shares in Oric Pharmaceuticals Inc fell to all-time lows, losing 28.74% or 1.92 points to close at 4.76. Applied Genetic’s stock tumbled to all-time lows, shedding 27.22% or 0.49 points to close at 1.31.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which is based on S&P 500 options trading, fell 2.51% to 22.94, hitting a new monthly low.

Gold futures for April delivery lost 0.47%, or 9.10, to hit $1.00 a troy ounce. In other commodities, WTI crude for May delivery fell 0.98%, or 1.08, to $108.89 a barrel. Futures for Brent oil for May delivery fell 0.55%, or 0.64, to $114.98 a barrel.

Meanwhile, in the forex market, the EUR/USD pair remained unchanged 0.14% to 1.10, while USD/JPY rose 1.13% to hit 120.82.

Futures on the USD index fell 0.01% to 98.49.

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