U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.14%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.14%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.14%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.17%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 0.94% or 1.40 points to trade at 149.65 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 0.88% or 0.89 points to end at 102.41 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) was up 0.78% or 0.19 points to 24.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 1.19% or 2.85 points to trade at 235.89 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) declined 0.28% or 0.37 points to end at 131.68 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 0.23% or 0.52 points to 222.47.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ: URBN ) which rose 8.10% to 21.62, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which was up 5.43% to settle at 45.25 and Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ: ADSK ) which gained 3.94% to close at 114.97.

The worst performers were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA ) which was down 9.14% to 212.36 in late trade, Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO ) which lost 3.73% to settle at 245.54 and TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was down 3.69% to 41.72 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Dimension Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: DMTX ) which rose 162.50% to 3.15, Monster Digital Inc (NASDAQ: MSDI ) which was up 56.33% to settle at 0.99 and Adamas Pharma (NASDAQ: ADMS ) which gained 40.06% to close at 19.93.

The worst performers were Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET ) which was down 29.36% to 11.33 in late trade, Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ: JAGX ) which lost 19.57% to settle at 0.400 and Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX ) which was down 17.39% to 0.9500 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2027 to 1032 and 165 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1438 rose and 1008 declined, while 180 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.85% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 4.27 to $1296.27 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.78% or 0.37 to hit $47.80 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.33 to trade at $52.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.05% to 1.1924, while USD/JPY fell 0.21% to 109.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.82% at 92.47.

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