U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.74%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.74%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.74%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.51%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which rose 4.21% or 13.06 points to trade at 323.17 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 2.67% or 6.31 points to end at 242.73 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) was up 1.93% or 1.05 points to 55.52 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which lost 6.92% or 16.04 points to trade at 215.78 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 4.62% or 2.71 points to end at 56.00 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) shed 2.46% or 1.19 points to 47.12.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Juniper Networks Inc (NYSE: JNPR ) which rose 8.48% to 29.82, F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which was up 5.94% to settle at 216.02 and Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which gained 5.22% to close at 180.85.

The worst performers were Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL ) which was down 10.81% to 35.08 in late trade, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which lost 10.78% to settle at 54.81 and Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ: FISV ) which was down 10.02% to 98.83 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Siyata Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: SYTA ) which rose 82.70% to 5.280, China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ: CXDC ) which was up 58.97% to settle at 0.9300 and AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd (NASDAQ: AGRI ) which gained 46.76% to close at 3.17.

The worst performers were Cortexyme Inc (NASDAQ: CRTX ) which was down 76.58% to 13.51 in late trade, Inspira Technologies Oxy BHN Ltd (NASDAQ: IINN ) which lost 58.29% to settle at 4.00 and Bimi International Medical Inc (NASDAQ: BIMI ) which was down 57.47% to 0.9400 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2383 to 844 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2645 fell and 1050 advanced, while 170 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.26% to 16.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.28% or 4.95 to $1798.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 3.00% or 2.54 to hit $82.11 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.60% or 2.23 to trade at $83.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1600, while USD/JPY fell 0.25% to 113.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 93.882.

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