U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Technology and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.16%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 1.05% or 1.63 points to trade at 156.35 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) added 0.76% or 1.19 points to end at 158.01 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) was up 0.63% or 0.91 points to 146.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 1.17% or 2.51 points to trade at 211.74 in late trade. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) declined 1.09% or 1.71 points to end at 155.63 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 1.07% or 3.89 points to 360.05.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Generac Holdlings Inc (NYSE: GNRC ) which rose 14.36% to 316.44, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ: ABMD ) which was up 6.80% to settle at 325.42 and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE: WAB ) which gained 6.44% to close at 95.51.

The worst performers were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which was down 17.81% to 29.58 in late trade, Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKAM ) which lost 5.56% to settle at 104.86 and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which was down 5.28% to 140.41 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: HOOK ) which rose 54.48% to 2.070, Upstart Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UPST ) which was up 35.65% to settle at 148.01 and Satellogic V Inc (NASDAQ: SATL ) which gained 27.51% to close at 7.230.

The worst performers were Avenue Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ATXI ) which was down 48.69% to 0.313 in late trade, Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI ) which lost 36.99% to settle at 144.20 and Baudax Bio Inc (NASDAQ: BXRX ) which was down 26.78% to 4.6000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2038 to 1185 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1922 rose and 1896 declined, while 211 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.49% to 24.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.82% or 15.30 to $1871.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.52% or 1.40 to hit $90.67 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.24 to trade at $91.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1375, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 115.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 95.820.

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