U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.39%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.39%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.39%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.56%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which rose 2.66% or 3.31 points to trade at 127.75 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 1.94% or 0.89 points to end at 46.70 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) was up 0.70% or 1.49 points to 214.32 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 7.76% or 3.28 points to trade at 39.01 in late trade. Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE: RTX ) declined 4.75% or 2.90 points to end at 58.11 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) shed 4.18% or 3.61 points to 82.74.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which rose 7.94% to 144.81, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was up 7.16% to settle at 57.26 and Pentair PLC (NYSE: PNR ) which gained 4.59% to close at 38.30.

The worst performers were Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE: MHK ) which was down 19.99% to 73.12 in late trade, Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES ) which lost 9.41% to settle at 44.68 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which was down 8.34% to 6.81 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Golden Bull Ltd (NASDAQ: DNJR ) which rose 62.00% to 2.4300, Nuzee Inc (NASDAQ: NUZE ) which was up 40.97% to settle at 16.00 and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ: BGFV ) which gained 39.58% to close at 2.68.

The worst performers were Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY ) which was down 24.50% to 7.86 in late trade, China Finance Online Co Limited (NASDAQ: JRJC ) which lost 21.86% to settle at 7.97 and Vericity Inc (NASDAQ: VERY ) which was down 17.88% to 8.13 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2178 to 618 and 65 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1903 fell and 766 advanced, while 38 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.20% to 29.26.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.70% or 12.70 to $1807.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 3.28% or 1.34 to hit $39.56 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.02 to trade at $42.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1285, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 107.23.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 96.752.

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