Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 0.99% or 0.52 points to trade at 52.92 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 0.53% or 0.46 points to end at 86.70 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 0.52% or 0.49 points to 94.48 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which lost 1.24% or 0.84 points to trade at 67.13 in late trade. EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD ) declined 0.69% or 0.51 points to end at 73.60 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) shed 0.54% or 0.60 points to 110.22.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which rose 3.50% to 133.70, Monster Beverage 1990 Corp (NASDAQ: MNST ) which was up 3.25% to settle at 44.51 and Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO ) which gained 3.04% to close at 58.57.
The worst performers were Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP ) which was down 4.90% to 13.19 in late trade, Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which lost 4.24% to settle at 80.78 and PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH ) which was down 4.10% to 89.31 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS ) which rose 135.85% to 7.2400, Naked Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ: NAKD ) which was up 63.46% to settle at 1.700 and DexCom Inc (NASDAQ: DXCM ) which gained 25.91% to close at 85.13.
The worst performers were Cellect Biotechnology Ltd (NASDAQ: APOP ) which was down 28.81% to 4.35 in late trade, Uranium Resources Inc (NASDAQ: URRE ) which lost 19.49% to settle at 2.5200 and Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OPXA ) which was down 16.43% to 0.961 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1997 to 1197 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1788 rose and 745 declined, while 99 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.17% to 11.29.
In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was down 0.15% or 1.85 to $1197.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.92% or 0.49 to hit $52.52 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.80% or 0.45 to trade at $55.56 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.27% to 1.0641, while USD/JPY fell 0.17% to 114.50.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.26% at 101.20.
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