U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.03% to hit a new 6-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.03%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ), which rose 1.68% or 2.28 points to trade at 137.80 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 1.22% or 4.34 points to end at 359.80 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was up 0.93% or 1.08 points to 117.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 1.27% or 1.41 points to trade at 109.26 in late trade. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declined 1.14% or 2.57 points to end at 223.84 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 0.96% or 1.56 points to 160.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which rose 7.35% to 32.720, L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB ) which was up 5.58% to settle at 28.97 and Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ: PFG ) which gained 3.83% to close at 56.94.

The worst performers were NiSource Inc (NYSE: NI ) which was down 11.72% to 24.79 in late trade, Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which lost 3.56% to settle at 18.96 and Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which was down 3.32% to 17.740 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were My Size Inc (NASDAQ: MYSZ ) which rose 28.57% to 1.35, Champions Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: CSBR ) which was up 24.76% to settle at 10.5800 and Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI ) which gained 23.38% to close at 4.750.

The worst performers were Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ: ALT ) which was down 27.34% to 5.450 in late trade, Vital Thera (NASDAQ: VTL ) which lost 29.75% to settle at 0.35 and Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ: AGRX ) which was down 25.36% to 0.36 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1514 to 1507 and 141 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1341 rose and 1217 declined, while 156 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.18% to 12.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.76% or 9.20 to $1199.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.51% or 0.35 to hit $68.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $78.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.54% to 1.1627, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 111.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 94.93.

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