U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 1.40% or 2.15 points to trade at 156.10 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 0.80% or 1.15 points to end at 145.36 and Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) was up 0.68% or 0.63 points to 92.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), which lost 2.08% or 0.60 points to trade at 28.27 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 1.33% or 0.86 points to end at 63.57 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) shed 0.87% or 1.51 points to 171.81.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which rose 2.50% to 125.29, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which was up 2.34% to settle at 7.66 and Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO ) which gained 2.08% to close at 235.90.

The worst performers were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which was down 10.84% to 41.20 in late trade, Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI ) which lost 8.03% to settle at 173.43 and Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ: URBN ) which was down 6.08% to 21.61 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Trade Desk Inc (NASDAQ: TTD ) which rose 30.11% to 51.90, NantKwest (NASDAQ: NK ) which was up 25.16% to settle at 3.98 and Tantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: TANH ) which gained 24.71% to close at 2.31.

The worst performers were Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR ) which was down 61.97% to 1.1600 in late trade, Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR ) which lost 47.46% to settle at 0.2212 and Cellular Bi (NASDAQ: CBMG ) which was down 45.64% to 5.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1775 to 1412 and 46 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1510 fell and 1004 advanced, while 112 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.89% to 10.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.32% or 3.95 to $1228.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.13% or 0.06 to hit $47.89 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.22% or 0.11 to trade at $50.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.64% to 1.0931, while USD/JPY fell 0.51% to 113.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 99.06.

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