U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.92%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.92%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.92%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.46%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 1.26% or 3.05 points to trade at 244.18 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 0.42% or 0.72 points to end at 171.95 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) was down 0.07% or 0.29 points to 421.61 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ), which lost 6.46% or 15.77 points to trade at 228.31 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 2.26% or 2.32 points to end at 100.28 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) shed 1.99% or 1.24 points to 60.99.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which rose 8.66% to 133.81, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which was up 6.71% to settle at 20.51 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which gained 5.50% to close at 118.75.

The worst performers were General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which was down 8.95% to 52.70 in late trade, Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE: LUMN ) which lost 8.86% to settle at 11.62 and Unum Group (NYSE: UNM ) which was down 8.81% to 24.85 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were BeyondSpring Inc (NASDAQ: BYSI ) which rose 175.91% to 26.57, Robinhood Markets Inc (NASDAQ: HOOD ) which was up 50.36% to settle at 70.37 and eXp World Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: EXPI ) which gained 35.84% to close at 47.23.

The worst performers were Zymergen Inc (NASDAQ: ZY ) which was down 76.28% to 8.26 in late trade, Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ: LIVE ) which lost 46.47% to settle at 33.50 and China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ: CXDC ) which was down 39.90% to 0.5589 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2224 to 945 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2312 fell and 1194 advanced, while 147 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.39% to 17.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.75 to $1814.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.60% or 2.54 to hit $68.02 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 3.01% or 2.18 to trade at $70.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1838, while USD/JPY rose 0.37% to 109.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 92.273.

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