The stock market closed on the plus side
The US stock market concluded trading on Friday with growth due to the strengthening of the oil and gas, commodities and industry sectors.
The growth leaders among the Dow Jones index components were Caterpillar Inc. shares, which rose by 8.81 p. (5.04%). Chevron Corp quotations increased by 2.98 p. (3.32%). Papers of International Business Machines increased in price by 3.48 p. (2.82%).
The growth leaders among the S&P 500 Index components at the end of today's trading were Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares, which rose by 12.39 per cent, Diamondback Energy Inc, which gained 11.12 per cent and Apache Corporation shares, which rose by 9.97 per cent.
On the NYSE, the number of shares that went up in price (2268) exceeded the number of shares that closed in minus (672) and the quotation of 105 shares remained virtually unchanged. On the NASDAQ, 2097 securities rose in price, 817 declined and 78 remained at the level of the previous closing.
Caterpillar Inc. shares rose to a historic high, rising by 5.04%, 8.81 pp.
Gold futures with delivery in February lost 0.06%, reaching $1,840.05 per troy ounce. Brent oil futures with delivery in February rose by 0.62%.
Meanwhile, in the Forex market, the EUR/USD pair fell 0.03% to 1.2136, while USD/JPY rose 0.27%.
Futures on the USD index fell by 0.01% to 90.713.