U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.02%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 2.35% or 3.73 points to trade at 162.18 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 1.78% or 6.39 points to end at 364.62 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) was up 1.65% or 7.19 points to 442.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which lost 9.56% or 13.57 points to trade at 128.33 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 1.25% or 1.42 points to end at 111.74 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 1.19% or 2.13 points to 177.47.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ ) which rose 6.93% to 30.57, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO ) which was up 4.93% to settle at 182.06 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which gained 4.48% to close at 653.16.

The worst performers were International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) which was down 9.56% to 128.33 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which lost 8.16% to settle at 7.430 and Snap-On Inc (NYSE: SNA ) which was down 6.80% to 212.51 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Digital World Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: DWAC ) which rose 356.83% to 45.50, Phunware Inc (NASDAQ: PHUN ) which was up 45.71% to settle at 1.5300 and TriState Capital Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: TSC ) which gained 36.26% to close at 31.00.

The worst performers were Xiaobai Maimai Inc (NASDAQ: HX ) which was down 51.56% to 9.1400 in late trade, Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co Ltd (NASDAQ: PHCF ) which lost 22.09% to settle at 1.940 and Covenant Logistics Group Inc (NASDAQ: CVLG ) which was down 21.31% to 27.14 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1736 to 1467 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1840 rose and 1790 declined, while 162 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.10% to 15.01 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.06% or 1.15 to $1783.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.91% or 0.76 to hit $82.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.22% or 1.05 to trade at $84.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1623, while USD/JPY fell 0.21% to 114.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 93.773.

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