U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.19%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.19%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.19%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which rose 6.47% or 13.01 points to trade at 214.11 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 4.81% or 13.00 points to end at 283.22 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) was up 2.70% or 4.60 points to 174.68 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 7.53% or 12.58 points to trade at 154.46 in late trade. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) declined 3.12% or 1.59 points to end at 49.31 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 1.92% or 0.95 points to 48.46.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH ) which rose 7.72% to 165.71, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) which was up 6.47% to settle at 214.11 and CME Group Inc (NASDAQ: CME ) which gained 5.94% to close at 225.93.

The worst performers were F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which was down 12.84% to 169.01 in late trade, Robert Half International Inc (NYSE: RHI ) which lost 8.56% to settle at 100.00 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) which was down 7.53% to 154.46 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Acutus Medical Inc (NASDAQ: AFIB ) which rose 36.00% to 1.09, Cosmos Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: COSM ) which was up 33.96% to settle at 1.42 and Locafy Ltd (NASDAQ: LCFY ) which gained 33.05% to close at 1.57.

The worst performers were JE Cleantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: JCSE ) which was down 68.41% to 5.12 in late trade, Molecular Partners AG ADR (NASDAQ: MOLN ) which lost 37.37% to settle at 8.70 and Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ: AGRX ) which was down 29.85% to 3.14 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1724 to 1458 and 151 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2298 fell and 1531 advanced, while 286 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.73% to 31.60.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.95% or 18.15 to $1,885.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.35% or 0.36 to hit $102.06 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.29% or 0.30 to trade at $104.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.73% to 1.06, while USD/JPY rose 0.92% to 128.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.65% at 102.98.

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