Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 2.06% or 3.53 points to trade at 174.88 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 1.70% or 2.68 points to end at 160.55 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) was up 1.01% or 2.06 points to 206.08 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 5.77% or 13.12 points to trade at 214.13 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 2.83% or 2.35 points to end at 80.70 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) shed 2.24% or 3.50 points to 152.53.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Intuit Inc (NASDAQ: INTU ) which rose 10.08% to 692.34, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was up 7.80% to settle at 83.03 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which gained 4.14% to close at 329.85.
The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which was down 11.95% to 50.68 in late trade, Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which lost 8.75% to settle at 57.01 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which was down 7.12% to 34.71 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Greenland Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: GTEC ) which rose 89.46% to 9.890, Aurora Innovation Inc (NASDAQ: AUR ) which was up 51.42% to settle at 17.11 and Longeveron LLC (NASDAQ: LGVN ) which gained 46.00% to close at 10.030.
The worst performers were Connect Biopharma Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: CNTB ) which was down 57.72% to 5.12 in late trade, ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: RETO ) which lost 41.97% to settle at 1.7700 and Flora Growth Corp (NASDAQ: FLGC ) which was down 41.19% to 2.170 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2174 to 1069 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2348 fell and 1392 advanced, while 207 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.82% to 17.91.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.70% or 13.10 to $1848.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.43% or 2.69 to hit $75.72 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.45% or 2.80 to trade at $78.44 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.74% to 1.1285, while USD/JPY fell 0.20% to 114.01.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.54% at 96.058.
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