U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.05%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.05%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.05%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.00%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 1.43% or 5.22 points to trade at 370.16 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) added 1.20% or 1.20 points to end at 100.80 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) was up 1.03% or 2.05 points to 201.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 4.31% or 10.61 points to trade at 235.42 in late trade. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) declined 1.96% or 1.07 points to end at 53.44 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) shed 1.47% or 0.82 points to 54.89.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST ) which rose 5.05% to 68.48, Kroger Company (NYSE: KR ) which was up 3.04% to settle at 25.74 and United Rentals Inc (NYSE: URI ) which gained 2.94% to close at 124.75.

The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which was down 5.95% to 23.85 in late trade, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) which lost 4.31% to settle at 235.42 and Keurig Dr Pepper Inc (NYSE: KDP ) which was down 4.24% to 26.87 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Future Fintech Group Inc (NASDAQ: FTFT ) which rose 162.17% to 2.0500, Phunware Inc (NASDAQ: PHUN ) which was up 70.11% to settle at 8.88 and Vital Thera (NASDAQ: VTL ) which gained 31.44% to close at 0.77.

The worst performers were China Jo-Jo Drugstores Inc (NASDAQ: CJJD ) which was down 43.69% to 1.740 in late trade, Farmmi Inc (NASDAQ: FAMI ) which lost 36.13% to settle at 2.2100 and Amyris Inc (NASDAQ: AMRS ) which was down 22.93% to 2.890 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1572 to 1377 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1430 fell and 1193 advanced, while 84 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.11% to 13.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.37% or 18.00 to $1295.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.36% or 0.88 to hit $63.73 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $70.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1257, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 111.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.812.

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