U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.46%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.46%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.46% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.60%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 6.39% or 14.73 points to trade at 245.34 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 4.25% or 2.06 points to end at 50.52 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 3.46% or 11.43 points to 342.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 0.91% or 1.10 points to trade at 119.98 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 0.68% or 2.38 points to end at 349.60 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 0.67% or 0.42 points to 62.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Franklin Resources Inc (NYSE: BEN ) which rose 9.82% to 28.62, Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was up 7.41% to settle at 33.06 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) which gained 6.39% to close at 245.34.

The worst performers were General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which was down 5.36% to 13.25 in late trade, NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which lost 4.88% to settle at 40.74 and Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ: LRCX ) which was down 4.56% to 518.70 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AVEO ) which rose 89.11% to 15.2800, Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS ) which was up 69.16% to settle at 30.280 and Enveric Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ENVB ) which gained 54.95% to close at 4.540.

The worst performers were INVO Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: INVO ) which was down 31.49% to 6.44000 in late trade, Sundance Energy Australia Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: SNDE ) which lost 27.23% to settle at 1.71 and Mingzhu Logistics Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: YGMZ ) which was down 26.83% to 5.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2404 to 810 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2073 rose and 1220 declined, while 99 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.12% to 22.56.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.02% or 0.30 to $1725.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $64.74 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $68.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1926, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 108.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 91.782.

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