Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.22% or 3.20 points to trade at 147.15 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 2.05% or 2.98 points to end at 148.47 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 1.95% or 2.45 points to 127.82 in late trade.
Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 4.68% or 7.64 points to trade at 155.68 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 3.49% or 3.91 points to end at 108.00 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 2.95% or 8.56 points to 281.59.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) which rose 4.62% to 141.90, Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ: COST ) which was up 4.01% to settle at 511.94 and NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI ) which gained 3.10% to close at 159.82.
The worst performers were ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG ) which was down 7.25% to 33.15 in late trade, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR ) which lost 7.21% to settle at 35.39 and Moderna Inc (NASDAQ: MRNA ) which was down 6.61% to 159.92 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN ) which rose 43.40% to 4.13, Clever Leaves Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CLVR ) which was up 36.00% to settle at 1.36 and Canoo Inc (NASDAQ: GOEV ) which gained 29.13% to close at 4.61.
The worst performers were ContraFect Corp (NASDAQ: CFRX ) which was down 83.11% to 0.48 in late trade, Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ: NYMX ) which lost 36.53% to settle at 0.22 and United Maritime Corp (NASDAQ: USEA ) which was down 31.89% to 2.20 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2330 to 812 and 155 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2509 fell and 1238 advanced, while 230 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.57% to 26.40.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.55% or 26.85 to $1,708.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.15% or 0.14 to hit $96.44 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.25 to trade at $99.82 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.45% to 1.00, while USD/JPY rose 1.10% to 138.93.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.70% at 108.51.
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