U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Telecoms and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.01%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.16%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc (NYSE: V ), which rose 1.73% or 1.62 points to trade at 95.58 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 1.40% or 2.79 points to end at 202.23 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) was up 1.35% or 0.95 points to 71.21 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 2.68% or 4.17 points to trade at 151.31 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 1.17% or 2.58 points to end at 217.19 and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) shed 0.90% or 0.68 points to 74.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR ) which rose 8.93% to 1.22, EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT ) which was up 8.00% to settle at 56.19 and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which gained 4.23% to close at 5.79.

The worst performers were Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY ) which was down 12.12% to 29.65 in late trade, Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY ) which lost 5.42% to settle at 49.92 and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR ) which was down 3.32% to 188.68 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AVEO ) which rose 71.75% to 1.2500, Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA ) which was up 52.27% to settle at 0.335 and Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PTLA ) which gained 46.75% to close at 56.13.

The worst performers were Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS ) which was down 66.67% to 0.8000 in late trade, Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ: ANY ) which lost 33.31% to settle at 0.171 and Delcath Systems Inc (NASDAQ: DCTH ) which was down 32.26% to 0.1600 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2146 to 1064 and 35 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1623 rose and 912 declined, while 81 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.91% to 10.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.66% or 8.21 to $1257.61 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.89% or 0.38 to hit $43.12 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.02% or 0.46 to trade at $45.68 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.1197, while USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 111.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.96.

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