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US shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones up 0.74%

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Relevance up to 05:00 2021-12-24 UTC+00

At the close in New York, the Dow Jones gained 0.74%, the S&P 500 climbed 1.02% and the NASDAQ Composite rose 1.18%.

In the leaders of growth among the components of the Dow Jones at the end of today’s trading were shares of Caterpillar Inc, which rose in price by 3.84 points (1.94%), to close at 202.15. Microsoft Corporation added 1.81% or 5.91 points to end trading at 333.20. Apple Inc rose 1.53% or 2.65 points to close at 175.64.

The biggest losers were Nike Inc, which fell 0.71% or 1.19 points to end the session at 165.44. The Travelers Companies Inc was up 0.53% or 0.83 points to end at 154.69 and 3M Company was down 0.16% or 0.28 points to 172. , 64.

The leaders of growth among the components of the S&P 500 index at the end of today’s trading were shares of Tesla Inc, which rose in price by 7.49% to the level of 1.008.87, Paychex Inc, which gained 5.52%, to close at 133.41, as well as shares CF Industries Holdings Inc, which rose 4.58% to end at 71.73.

The biggest losers were CarMax Inc, which fell 6.66% to close at 127.87. Moderna Inc shed 6.26% to trade at 251.36. Cintas Corporation was down 1.81% to 428.89.

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd ADR, which gained 97.30% to 2.920, and Society Pass Inc gained 53.43% to close at 16.31, and also Acasti Pharma Inc rose 52.25% to end 1.6900.

The biggest losers were Allakos Inc, which fell 89.87% to close at 8.55. AgileThought Inc shed 30.40% to end the session at 6.410. CalAmp Corp was down 25.78% to 7.34.

On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that rose in price (2,382) exceeded the number of securities that closed in the red (861), while the quotations of 138 shares remained practically unchanged. On the NASDAQ stock exchange, 2294 companies rose in price, 1524 declined, and 220 remained at the level of the previous close.

Paychex Inc rose to an all-time high, gaining 5.52%, 6.98 points to trade at 133.41. CF Industries Holdings Inc rose to an all-time high, gaining 4.58%, 3.14 points to trade at 71.73. Allakos Inc shares fell to historic lows, falling 89.87%, 75.84 points to trade at 8.55. AgileThought Inc fell to historic lows, down 30.40%, 2,800 points to end at 6.410. CalAmp Corp fell to a 52-week low, down 25.78%, 2.55 points to trade at 7.34.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the value of S&P 500 options trading, was down 11.33% to trade at 18.63.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.89% or 15.95 to $ 1.804.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities, WTI crude for February delivery rose 2.64%, or 1.88, to $ 73.00 a barrel. Futures contracts for Brent oil for March delivery fell 0.03%, or 0.02, to trade at $ 75.58 a barrel.

Meanwhile, on the Forex market, the EUR / USD pair was flat 0.00% to hit 1.1324, while USD / JPY fell 0.01% to hit 114.10.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 96.085.

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