U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.31%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.31%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Services and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.31%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.13%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 3.40% or 1.87 points to trade at 56.81 at the close. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) added 2.76% or 1.96 points to end at 73.05 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 2.31% or 2.16 points to 95.69 in late trade.

Biggest losers included 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which lost 1.99% or 4.74 points to trade at 232.94 in late trade. Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) declined 1.16% or 0.42 points to end at 35.74 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) shed 0.84% or 0.18 points to 21.32.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET ) which rose 11.54% to 178.60, Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which was up 5.69% to settle at 33.07 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which gained 5.64% to close at 26.58.

The worst performers were Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ) which was down 16.37% to 99.99 in late trade, Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ: CHTR ) which lost 8.30% to settle at 316.29 and Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX ) which was down 7.40% to 30.65 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cumulus Media Inc (NASDAQ: CMLS ) which rose 57.73% to 0.5000, Neos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: NEOS ) which was up 37.67% to settle at 10.05 and Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: OPNT ) which gained 35.64% to close at 40.1500.

The worst performers were Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS ) which was down 46.92% to 0.4500 in late trade, Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA ) which lost 27.41% to settle at 1.470 and Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: INSY ) which was down 22.64% to 5.74 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1590 to 1512 and 112 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1283 rose and 1225 declined, while 133 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.36% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.80% or 10.17 to $1268.83 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.05% or 0.55 to hit $52.73 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.73% or 1.01 to trade at $59.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 1.35% to 1.1652, while USD/JPY rose 0.27% to 114.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.11% at 94.57.

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