U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.21%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.21%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Oil & Gas and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.21% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.11%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which rose 5.42% or 9.61 points to trade at 187.08 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 1.65% or 6.73 points to end at 414.32 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) was up 1.56% or 6.88 points to 449.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 11.68% or 6.54 points to trade at 49.46 in late trade. Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ: HON ) declined 3.17% or 7.12 points to end at 217.40 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) shed 1.45% or 0.86 points to 58.40.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB ) which rose 6.80% to 753.12, Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which was up 6.07% to settle at 87.23 and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY ) which gained 5.75% to close at 80.59.

The worst performers were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) which was down 11.68% to 49.46 in late trade, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB ) which lost 5.05% to settle at 324.61 and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which was down 4.83% to 62.24 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Phunware Inc (NASDAQ: PHUN ) which rose 471.24% to 8.7400, Remark Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MARK ) which was up 138.44% to settle at 2.1700 and Digital World Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: DWAC ) which gained 107.03% to close at 94.20.

The worst performers were Metacrine Inc (NASDAQ: MTCR ) which was down 57.44% to 1.630 in late trade, Xiaobai Maimai Inc (NASDAQ: HX ) which lost 38.51% to settle at 5.6200 and Ocular Therapeutix Inc (NASDAQ: OCUL ) which was down 36.20% to 6.91 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1606 to 1585 and 130 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2183 fell and 1442 advanced, while 157 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.80% to 15.43.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.72% or 12.75 to $1794.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.08% or 1.72 to hit $84.22 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.55% or 1.31 to trade at $85.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1643, while USD/JPY fell 0.47% to 113.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 93.597.

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