U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.62%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.62%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.62% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.04%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which rose 1.36% or 3.50 points to trade at 260.88 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 1.26% or 1.64 points to end at 131.79 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) was up 1.11% or 2.56 points to 232.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which lost 3.54% or 7.68 points to trade at 209.48 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 3.13% or 2.05 points to end at 63.54 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 2.87% or 4.48 points to 151.79.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which rose 5.54% to 84.55, Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR ) which was up 5.04% to settle at 257.07 and Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which gained 4.87% to close at 132.33.

The worst performers were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE: HP ) which was down 7.93% to 32.03 in late trade, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which lost 7.60% to settle at 28.22 and DXC Technology Co (NYSE: DXC ) which was down 7.54% to 37.88 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Midatech Pharma PLC ADR (NASDAQ: MTP ) which rose 41.67% to 2.8900, 9F Inc (NASDAQ: JFU ) which was up 26.91% to settle at 2.83 and Cellect Biotechnology Ltd (NASDAQ: APOP ) which gained 25.99% to close at 4.120.

The worst performers were Utime Ltd (NASDAQ: UTME ) which was down 73.29% to 15.76 in late trade, CureVac NV (NASDAQ: CVAC ) which lost 38.97% to settle at 57.85 and Gaucho Group Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VINO ) which was down 24.56% to 6.020 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2198 to 986 and 104 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1983 fell and 1469 advanced, while 178 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.20% to 17.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 4.65% or 86.50 to $1774.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.64% or 1.18 to hit $70.97 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.79% or 1.33 to trade at $73.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.76% to 1.1903, while USD/JPY fell 0.37% to 110.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.80% at 91.938.

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