U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Oil & Gas and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Telecoms and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.52%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 3.04% or 6.46 points to trade at 219.23 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 2.60% or 3.86 points to end at 152.56 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 2.43% or 8.72 points to 367.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which lost 2.23% or 3.66 points to trade at 160.73 in late trade. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) declined 1.82% or 0.90 points to end at 48.60 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 1.59% or 2.61 points to 161.53.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN ) which rose 13.54% to 3152.79, NortonLifeLock Inc (NASDAQ: NLOK ) which was up 8.71% to settle at 27.59 and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO ) which gained 7.35% to close at 175.00.

The worst performers were Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX ) which was down 14.47% to 141.41 in late trade, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) which lost 9.70% to settle at 17.96 and Newell Brands Inc (NASDAQ: NWL ) which was down 8.53% to 21.33 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ: ANY ) which rose 31.17% to 3.030, eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN ) which was up 26.82% to settle at 12.74 and Iradimed Co (NASDAQ: IRMD ) which gained 23.66% to close at 48.60.

The worst performers were SkyWest Inc (NASDAQ: SKYW ) which was down 22.37% to 29.47 in late trade, G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: GMVD ) which lost 21.80% to settle at 3.30 and Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: VNDA ) which was down 17.88% to 12.03 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1689 to 1520 and 123 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2549 rose and 1260 declined, while 168 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.64% to 23.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.27% or 4.80 to $1808.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.86% or 1.68 to hit $91.95 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.83% or 1.67 to trade at $92.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1449, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 115.21.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.455.

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