Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 2.20% or 1.04 points to trade at 48.39 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 1.90% or 2.31 points to end at 123.91 and Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) was up 1.74% or 2.41 points to 141.05 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 3.09% or 10.60 points to trade at 331.90 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 1.90% or 2.04 points to end at 105.19 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) shed 1.31% or 1.04 points to 78.39.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE: HPE ) which rose 6.45% to 16.02, Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY ) which was up 6.45% to settle at 26.74 and Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM ) which gained 5.31% to close at 17.07.
The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which was down 18.05% to 41.00 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which lost 7.74% to settle at 21.69 and Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ: BHF ) which was down 7.70% to 35.82 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TheStreet Inc (NASDAQ: TST ) which rose 35.53% to 2.060, Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ: UXIN ) which was up 31.47% to settle at 3.76 and Remark Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MARK ) which gained 31.39% to close at 1.800.
The worst performers were Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CNAT ) which was down 56.89% to 1.940 in late trade, Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ: TNXP ) which lost 25.36% to settle at 3.150 and Hexindai Inc (NASDAQ: HX ) which was down 25.33% to 2.24 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1909 to 1177 and 76 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1592 fell and 1058 advanced, while 83 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.17% to 21.19.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.07% or 0.85 to $1243.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.21% or 1.17 to hit $51.72 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.10% or 1.29 to trade at $60.27 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1380, while USD/JPY fell 0.44% to 112.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.710.
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