U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.21%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.21%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Basic Materials and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.21%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.11%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 1.04% or 1.81 points to trade at 175.31 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 0.98% or 3.51 points to end at 361.04 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 0.93% or 1.53 points to 166.03 in late trade.

Biggest losers included 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which lost 1.47% or 2.86 points to trade at 192.28 in late trade. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) declined 1.22% or 1.78 points to end at 144.58 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 1.09% or 0.61 points to 55.26.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which rose 5.27% to 656.57, Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was up 4.97% to settle at 9.080 and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which gained 4.26% to close at 66.50.

The worst performers were Nov Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which was down 7.44% to 15.05 in late trade, Comcast Corp (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) which lost 3.78% to settle at 55.45 and Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE: FLT ) which was down 2.67% to 255.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Entera Bio Ltd (NASDAQ: ENTX ) which rose 44.77% to 6.500, Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: BLPH ) which was up 30.39% to settle at 5.320 and Orphazyme (NASDAQ: ORPH ) which gained 24.20% to close at 7.415.

The worst performers were FS Development Corp (NASDAQ: GMTX ) which was down 31.32% to 6.71 in late trade, Torchlight Energy Resources Inc (NASDAQ: TRCH ) which lost 29.71% to settle at 4.920 and Alfi Inc (NASDAQ: ALF ) which was down 25.63% to 12.114 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1657 to 1493 and 147 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2020 rose and 1437 declined, while 140 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.04% to 16.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.05% or 0.80 to $1776.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.59% or 0.43 to hit $73.28 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.71% or 0.53 to trade at $75.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1925, while USD/JPY rose 0.32% to 110.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 91.823.

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