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

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.14%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 2.85% or 2.58 points to trade at 93.02 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) added 1.53% or 2.06 points to end at 136.97 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.13% or 1.38 points to 123.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ), which lost 1.59% or 0.98 points to trade at 60.48 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 1.27% or 4.39 points to end at 340.02 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) shed 1.03% or 1.31 points to 125.48.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which rose 9.95% to 21.32, Apache Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which was up 9.59% to settle at 16.46 and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which gained 8.34% to close at 51.17.

The worst performers were Martin Marietta Materials Inc (NYSE: MLM ) which was down 4.38% to 265.04 in late trade, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: LUMN ) which lost 3.92% to settle at 10.04 and BorgWarner Inc (NYSE: BWA ) which was down 3.79% to 38.35 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Immutep Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: IMMP ) which rose 183.33% to 6.120, Sellas Life Sciences Group Inc (NASDAQ: SLS ) which was up 158.22% to settle at 16.50 and Veru Inc (NASDAQ: VERU ) which gained 58.61% to close at 6.17.

The worst performers were ZW Data Action Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: CNET ) which was down 31.53% to 1.390 in late trade, Oncternal Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ONCT ) which lost 26.43% to settle at 4.63 and GeoVax Labs Inc (NASDAQ: GOVX ) which was down 25.48% to 4.2700 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1601 to 1458 and 112 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1765 rose and 1211 declined, while 79 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.18% to 22.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.05% or 1.00 to $1839.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.05% or 1.39 to hit $46.91 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 3.11% or 1.52 to trade at $50.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.51% to 1.2143, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 104.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 90.763.

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