U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.08%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.08%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.08% to hit a new 3-month high, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.07%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 4.68% or 5.26 points to trade at 117.69 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 2.44% or 3.80 points to end at 159.62 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 2.30% or 3.80 points to 168.81 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), which lost 2.07% or 3.53 points to trade at 167.14 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) declined 1.48% or 3.74 points to end at 248.35 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) shed 1.00% or 1.88 points to 186.73.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which rose 7.34% to 64.46, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which was up 7.03% to settle at 23.91 and Schlumberger NV (NYSE: SLB ) which gained 5.64% to close at 36.89.

The worst performers were Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH ) which was down 3.41% to 292.90 in late trade, Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) which lost 3.32% to settle at 48.29 and ServiceNow Inc (NYSE: NOW ) which was down 3.24% to 499.47 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TOP Financial Group Ltd (NASDAQ: TOP ) which rose 52.41% to 19.25, FlexShopper Inc (NASDAQ: FPAY ) which was up 47.32% to settle at 1.65 and Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ: NYMX ) which gained 36.44% to close at 0.61.

The worst performers were Athenex Inc (NASDAQ: ATNX ) which was down 51.54% to 0.54 in late trade, FaZe Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: FAZE ) which lost 29.43% to settle at 12.85 and Rani Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: RANI ) which was down 25.89% to 8.23 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1909 to 1218 and 136 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2114 rose and 1647 declined, while 243 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.33% to 20.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.56% or 10.20 to $1,803.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.50% or 2.30 to hit $94.23 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 2.25% or 2.19 to trade at $99.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.26% to 1.03, while USD/JPY rose 0.12% to 133.04.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 105.00.

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