U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.09%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 1.31% or 0.62 points to trade at 47.77 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 1.23% or 1.00 points to end at 82.20 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.16% or 2.60 points to 227.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 1.18% or 4.11 points to trade at 342.79 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 1.13% or 1.35 points to end at 118.46 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) shed 0.85% or 0.38 points to 44.57.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA ) which rose 6.38% to 260.00, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which was up 4.18% to settle at 69.29 and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which gained 2.14% to close at 35.39.

The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which was down 5.14% to 64.20 in late trade, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT ) which lost 4.38% to settle at 22.69 and The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES ) which was down 3.17% to 13.46 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC ) which rose 43.60% to 14.03, Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INNT ) which was up 36.14% to settle at 7.12 and Midatech Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: MTP ) which gained 34.38% to close at 0.860.

The worst performers were Bridgeline Digital Inc (NASDAQ: BLIN ) which was down 15.94% to 1.1600 in late trade, CPI Card Group Inc (NASDAQ: PMTS ) which lost 15.51% to settle at 3.16 and Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS ) which was down 13.90% to 70.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1629 to 1389 and 130 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1579 rose and 971 declined, while 169 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.66% to 12.90.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.03% or 0.40 to $1205.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.47% or 0.33 to hit $69.92 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.42% or 0.33 to trade at $77.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.51% to 1.1607, while USD/JPY rose 0.12% to 111.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 95.04.

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