U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.37%
Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.37%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.12%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.55%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 1.85% or 1.09 points to trade at 59.85 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 1.76% or 0.86 points to end at 49.83 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) was up 1.14% or 3.43 points to 303.10 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 6.96% or 12.15 points to trade at 162.30 in late trade. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) declined 2.31% or 4.99 points to end at 210.57 and Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ: HON ) shed 1.97% or 4.45 points to 220.96.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which rose 9.34% to 41.02, Tapestry Inc (NYSE: TPR ) which was up 8.92% to settle at 46.41 and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which gained 7.44% to close at 106.39.
The worst performers were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) which was down 6.96% to 162.30 in late trade, Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE: COO ) which lost 4.97% to settle at 412.54 and Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW ) which was down 3.54% to 114.57 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nuzee Inc (NASDAQ: NUZE ) which rose 151.74% to 5.060, Root Inc (NASDAQ: ROOT ) which was up 32.98% to settle at 6.21 and Summer Infant Inc (NASDAQ: SUMR ) which gained 28.05% to close at 10.50.
The worst performers were Nisun International Enterprise Development Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ: NISN ) which was down 40.93% to 9.54 in late trade, Titan Medical Inc (NASDAQ: TMDI ) which lost 25.15% to settle at 1.2200 and Huadi International Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ: HUDI ) which was down 24.57% to 21.120 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1895 to 1333 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2106 rose and 1549 declined, while 158 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.98% to 17.61.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.87% or 16.05 to $1864.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.15% or 0.12 to hit $81.22 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.07% or 0.06 to trade at $82.58 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1449, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 114.06.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 95.153.
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