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

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.16%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.41%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.32% or 7.61 points to trade at 335.29 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) added 2.14% or 3.25 points to end at 155.46 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was up 2.00% or 2.04 points to 104.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which lost 1.82% or 2.81 points to trade at 151.28 in late trade. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declined 1.70% or 2.29 points to end at 132.14 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) shed 1.68% or 3.90 points to 228.10.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which rose 7.89% to 36.31, Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FANG ) which was up 6.01% to settle at 80.31 and Nov Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which gained 5.91% to close at 13.80.

The worst performers were Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ: DISCA ) which was down 4.98% to 38.37 in late trade, Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ: DISCK ) which lost 4.95% to settle at 33.06 and Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which was down 3.88% to 732.76 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Discovery Communications B Inc (NASDAQ: DISCB ) which rose 28.88% to 96.66, Terns Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: TERN ) which was up 21.80% to settle at 21.68 and Immunocore Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: IMCR ) which gained 19.70% to close at 39.50.

The worst performers were LifeMD Inc (NASDAQ: LFMD ) which was down 23.90% to 9.01 in late trade, Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: PT ) which lost 22.56% to settle at 1.030 and Tian Ruixiang Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: TIRX ) which was down 22.34% to 14.18 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1799 to 1229 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1770 rose and 1399 declined, while 113 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.04% to 16.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.61% or 10.65 to $1736.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 4.47% or 2.69 to hit $62.87 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 4.21% or 2.68 to trade at $66.35 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1975, while USD/JPY fell 0.13% to 108.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 91.660.

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