U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.71%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.71%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Financials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Services , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.71%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which rose 7.10% or 9.17 points to trade at 138.32 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) added 2.66% or 4.24 points to end at 163.65 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) was up 2.38% or 7.34 points to 315.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 5.56% or 7.33 points to trade at 124.57 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 2.70% or 5.16 points to end at 186.23 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 1.31% or 2.43 points to 183.55.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were M&T Bank Corp (NYSE: MTB ) which rose 8.83% to 176.34, International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) which was up 7.10% to settle at 138.32 and HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE: HCA ) which gained 5.04% to close at 275.16.

The worst performers were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 35.12% to 226.19 in late trade, Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH ) which lost 9.89% to settle at 84.62 and Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH ) which was down 8.73% to 178.53 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CRXT ) which rose 43.45% to 2.08, GWG Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: GWGH ) which was up 38.50% to settle at 2.77 and Borqs Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: BRQS ) which gained 31.11% to close at 0.31.

The worst performers were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 35.12% to 226.19 in late trade, Aterian Inc (NASDAQ: ATER ) which lost 20.51% to settle at 4.65 and Mullen Automotive Inc (NASDAQ: MULN ) which was down 16.57% to 1.41 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2070 to 1137 and 126 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1941 fell and 1910 advanced, while 215 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.91% to 20.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.06% or 1.10 to $1,957.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.66% or 0.67 to hit $102.72 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.21% or 0.23 to trade at $107.48 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.60% to 1.09, while USD/JPY fell 0.87% to 127.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.61% at 100.35.

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