U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.90%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.90%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.90% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.10%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 6.82% or 17.19 points to trade at 269.19 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 4.20% or 9.24 points to end at 229.00 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 3.28% or 1.69 points to 53.21 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 1.73% or 3.74 points to trade at 212.21 in late trade. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) declined 0.79% or 1.79 points to end at 224.36 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shed 0.76% or 0.93 points to 121.03.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which rose 10.62% to 41.37, ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which was up 10.34% to settle at 94.94 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which gained 9.85% to close at 18.73.

The worst performers were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA ) which was down 8.45% to 318.15 in late trade, Arconic Corp (NYSE: ARNC ) which lost 3.54% to settle at 29.95 and Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN ) which was down 3.38% to 87.91 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were NLS Pharmaceutics AG (NASDAQ: NLSP ) which rose 107.45% to 5.85, Entera Bio Ltd (NASDAQ: ENTX ) which was up 70.79% to settle at 6.900 and Seelos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SEEL ) which gained 56.25% to close at 4.750.

The worst performers were Marker Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MRKR ) which was down 23.32% to 1.94 in late trade, Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK ) which lost 20.97% to settle at 2.450 and Poshmark Inc (NASDAQ: POSH ) which was down 19.90% to 47.63 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1710 to 1090 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1815 rose and 1480 declined, while 106 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.57% to 20.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.17% or 3.00 to $1725.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.68% or 0.45 to hit $65.57 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.65% or 0.45 to trade at $69.18 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1956, while USD/JPY rose 0.51% to 109.05.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 91.667.

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