U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.82%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.82%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.82%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 2.43% or 2.94 points to trade at 123.93 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 2.29% or 5.24 points to end at 234.23 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) was up 1.59% or 5.22 points to 334.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 5.32% or 12.29 points to trade at 218.78 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 2.35% or 1.44 points to end at 59.91 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) shed 2.34% or 2.86 points to 119.61.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which rose 13.00% to 49.20, Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE: ADS ) which was up 5.71% to settle at 97.05 and L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB ) which gained 5.21% to close at 55.09.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which was down 8.02% to 48.50 in late trade, EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG ) which lost 7.88% to settle at 65.03 and Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE: UHS ) which was down 5.49% to 127.51 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LIXT ) which rose 50.66% to 5.68, Ocugen, Inc (NASDAQ: OCGN ) which was up 34.12% to settle at 10.7300 and Intrusion Inc (NASDAQ: INTZ ) which gained 31.81% to close at 24.74.

The worst performers were Recro Pharm (NASDAQ: REPH ) which was down 31.57% to 3.36 in late trade, Tricida Inc (NASDAQ: TCDA ) which lost 29.82% to settle at 5.17 and Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: GHSI ) which was down 25.56% to 0.5172 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1720 to 1382 and 68 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1814 fell and 1376 advanced, while 66 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.13% to 26.83.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 2.70% or 47.85 to $1727.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 3.02% or 1.92 to hit $61.61 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 2.50% or 1.65 to trade at $64.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.83% to 1.2074, while USD/JPY rose 0.34% to 106.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.86% at 90.910.

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