Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Utilities and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ), which rose 1.90% or 0.95 points to trade at 50.91 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 1.72% or 3.65 points to end at 215.63 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) was up 1.61% or 3.77 points to 237.79 in late trade.
Biggest losers included 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which lost 2.12% or 3.59 points to trade at 166.13 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 1.61% or 0.84 points to end at 51.35 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 1.34% or 0.79 points to 57.74.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which rose 9.79% to 35.10, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which was up 5.92% to settle at 864.33 and F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which gained 5.48% to close at 189.97.
The worst performers were Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which was down 5.02% to 51.99 in late trade, Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE: ADS ) which lost 4.90% to settle at 74.48 and Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE: AVY ) which was down 4.06% to 156.37 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were LM Funding America Inc (NASDAQ: LMFA ) which rose 160.11% to 2.0000, Applied DNA Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: APDN ) which was up 85.21% to settle at 10.52 and Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ: PTE ) which gained 64.34% to close at 1.26.
The worst performers were Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT ) which was down 51.22% to 82.41 in late trade, The9 Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: NCTY ) which lost 25.73% to settle at 12.700 and Castor Maritime Inc (NASDAQ: CTRM ) which was down 21.78% to 0.187 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1713 to 1355 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1693 fell and 1352 advanced, while 63 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.37% to 21.84.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 3.59% or 68.75 to $1844.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.11% or 1.58 to hit $52.41 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.07% or 1.67 to trade at $56.05 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.43% to 1.2217, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 103.94.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 90.062.
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