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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%

Published 2022/03/25, 22:25
© Reuters U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Utilities and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.44% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.51%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), which rose 1.92% or 3.53 points to trade at 187.75 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) added 1.81% or 3.01 points to end at 169.31 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was up 1.62% or 2.10 points to 131.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which lost 1.62% or 5.10 points to trade at 310.68 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) declined 1.38% or 2.95 points to end at 211.03 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shed 0.14% or 0.42 points to 303.68.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coterra Energy Inc (NYSE:CTRA) which rose 6.96% to 28.91, Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE:LUMN) which was up 4.68% to settle at 11.40 and Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) which gained 4.21% to close at 19.07.

The worst performers were Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) which was down 7.66% to 165.92 in late trade, EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM) which lost 7.39% to settle at 266.75 and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) which was down 6.13% to 132.32 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Clever Leaves Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CLVR) which rose 143.04% to 3.84, Nextdecade Corp (NASDAQ:NEXT) which was up 32.22% to settle at 6.36 and Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CRXT) which gained 25.95% to close at 1.65.

The worst performers were MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:MEIP) which was down 65.15% to 0.63 in late trade, Icosavax Inc (NASDAQ:ICVX) which lost 64.55% to settle at 4.41 and Honest Company Inc (NASDAQ:HNST) which was down 22.52% to 4.68 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1677 to 1502 and 109 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2273 fell and 1580 advanced, while 153 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.97% to 20.81 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.41% or 8.10 to $1,954.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.42% or 0.47 to hit $112.81 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.37% or 0.44 to trade at $119.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.11% to 1.10, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 122.21.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.86.

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