U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.04%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.04%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.04%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.12%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.86% or 1.34 points to trade at 48.19 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 2.16% or 4.23 points to end at 199.80 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 1.58% or 5.82 points to 375.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 2.93% or 4.49 points to trade at 148.64 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 1.98% or 1.69 points to end at 83.55 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 1.77% or 1.98 points to 109.74.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which rose 13.34% to 37.04, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which was up 7.30% to settle at 44.10 and Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC ) which gained 5.57% to close at 54.25.

The worst performers were General Mills Inc (NYSE: GIS ) which was down 4.45% to 51.31 in late trade, NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which lost 4.11% to settle at 33.70 and JM Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM ) which was down 3.82% to 115.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were XpresSpa Group Inc (NASDAQ: XSPA ) which rose 177.06% to 4.710, Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB (NASDAQ: OASM ) which was up 32.00% to settle at 1.650 and Spherix Inc (NASDAQ: SPEX ) which gained 29.96% to close at 2.9500.

The worst performers were Gemphire Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GEMP ) which was down 25.20% to 0.95 in late trade, Cemtrex Inc (NASDAQ: CETX ) which lost 20.78% to settle at 1.8300 and Pareteum Corp (NASDAQ: TEUM ) which was down 20.32% to 2.000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1615 to 1403 and 23 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1355 fell and 1320 advanced, while 79 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.43% to 16.21.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.44% or 6.30 to $1412.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.37% or 1.37 to hit $59.20 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $65.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1371, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 107.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.720.

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