U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.26%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.26%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Goods and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.26% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 1.64% or 0.82 points to trade at 50.92 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 1.31% or 2.98 points to end at 231.13 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) was up 0.94% or 0.66 points to 70.93 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which lost 0.68% or 0.95 points to trade at 139.10 in late trade. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) declined 0.61% or 0.71 points to end at 114.73 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 0.40% or 0.48 points to 120.19.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC ) which rose 4.47% to 24.52, Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE: PRGO ) which was up 3.65% to settle at 49.92 and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALXN ) which gained 3.55% to close at 103.84.

The worst performers were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was down 2.98% to 30.56 in late trade, Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST ) which lost 2.72% to settle at 57.17 and WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE: WEC ) which was down 2.31% to 93.13 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP ) which rose 47.67% to 3.48, Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT ) which was up 44.08% to settle at 7.0600 and Superconductor Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SCON ) which gained 24.62% to close at 0.8100.

The worst performers were Domo Inc (NASDAQ: DOMO ) which was down 37.45% to 15.77 in late trade, Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CDMO ) which lost 22.98% to settle at 5.4300 and Paringa Resources Ltd (NASDAQ: PNRL ) which was down 20.00% to 2.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1632 to 1307 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1463 fell and 1188 advanced, while 99 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.81% to 15.00 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.67% or 10.20 to $1515.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.71% or 0.40 to hit $56.70 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.67 to trade at $61.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1030, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 106.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.377.

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