Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Services and Healthcare 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 Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 0.84% or 0.39 points to trade at 46.75 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 0.73% or 0.78 points to end at 107.30 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 0.59% or 0.54 points to 92.13 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which lost 1.44% or 2.38 points to trade at 163.03 in late trade. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) declined 1.12% or 0.77 points to end at 68.17 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.91% or 0.84 points to 91.18.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which rose 3.30% to 7.51, Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT ) which was up 2.63% to settle at 32.38 and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH ) which gained 2.38% to close at 24.96.
The worst performers were Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC ) which was down 5.40% to 9.64 in late trade, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which lost 3.47% to settle at 22.95 and EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT ) which was down 3.28% to 19.18 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were vTv Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VTVT ) which rose 120.39% to 2.27, Cool Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: AWSM ) which was up 51.88% to settle at 2.020 and Monaker Group Inc (NASDAQ: MKGI ) which gained 41.19% to close at 1.2001.
The worst performers were CLPS Inc (NASDAQ: CLPS ) which was down 32.23% to 2.25 in late trade, ReShape Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ: RSLS ) which lost 24.06% to settle at 0.2597 and Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ: UXIN ) which was down 22.91% to 5.08 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1965 to 1116 and 75 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1797 rose and 853 declined, while 75 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.41% to 28.34.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.15% or 1.95 to $1283.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.12% or 0.50 to hit $45.11 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.30 to trade at $53.03 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1449, while USD/JPY fell 0.71% to 110.21.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.890.
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