U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.04%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.04%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.04% to hit a new 3-month high, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 2.43% or 5.46 points to trade at 230.38 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) added 1.61% or 0.71 points to end at 44.94 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 1.58% or 5.28 points to 340.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which lost 1.59% or 2.53 points to trade at 156.11 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 1.09% or 1.59 points to end at 143.92 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 1.01% or 3.85 points to 378.85.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NetApp Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP ) which rose 14.63% to 89.54, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which was up 9.35% to settle at 31.59 and Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE: SCHW ) which gained 6.83% to close at 59.62.

The worst performers were Cigna Corp (NYSE: CI ) which was down 8.12% to 262.86 in late trade, Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM ) which lost 5.52% to settle at 482.26 and Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS ) which was down 4.89% to 45.33 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Vivos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VVOS ) which rose 831.82% to 41.00, Altamira Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: CYTO ) which was up 180.22% to settle at 0.64 and Yoshiharu Global Co (NASDAQ: YOSH ) which gained 92.69% to close at 9.23.

The worst performers were Biovie Inc (NASDAQ: BIVI ) which was down 60.72% to 1.96 in late trade, Treasure Global Inc (NASDAQ: TGL ) which lost 49.37% to settle at 0.10 and Seelos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SEEL ) which was down 47.48% to 1.25 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1884 to 1027 and 65 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2006 rose and 1469 declined, while 93 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.29% to 12.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 5.10 to $2,045.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.71% or 1.31 to hit $77.72 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.46% or 1.19 to trade at $82.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.15% to 1.10, while USD/JPY fell 0.16% to 147.24.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 102.75.

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