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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.00%

Published 2018/05/18, 22:25
© Reuters.  U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.00%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas, Financials and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.00%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.26%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 2.06% or 7.09 points to trade at 351.23 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 1.31% or 2.02 points to end at 155.71 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 1.13% or 2.09 points to 187.42 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which lost 2.39% or 1.31 points to trade at 53.50 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) declined 1.62% or 1.83 points to end at 111.13 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) shed 1.24% or 1.60 points to 127.86.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) which rose 5.75% to 155.25, Martin Marietta Materials Inc (NYSE:MLM) which was up 2.72% to settle at 219.31 and IDEXX Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IDXX) which gained 2.64% to close at 200.76.

The worst performers were Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) which was down 12.37% to 34.37 in late trade, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which lost 10.90% to settle at 45.36 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) which was down 8.25% to 49.51 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Adomani Inc (NASDAQ:ADOM) which rose 80.65% to 1.12, China HGS Real Estate Inc (NASDAQ:HGSH) which was up 30.15% to settle at 1.770 and Quotient Ltd (NASDAQ:QTNT) which gained 29.00% to close at 6.05.

The worst performers were Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ:AGRX) which was down 72.40% to 0.69 in late trade, Livexlive Media Inc (NASDAQ:LIVX) which lost 28.92% to settle at 4.9400 and Carver Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CARV) which was down 24.36% to 8.320 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1565 to 1467 and 151 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1281 rose and 1234 declined, while 154 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.22% to 13.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.17% or 2.20 to $1291.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.15% or 0.11 to hit $71.38 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.67 to trade at $78.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1765, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 110.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 93.59.

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