U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Telecoms and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.05%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which rose 5.39% or 10.78 points to trade at 210.70 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 4.83% or 2.78 points to end at 60.34 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 3.92% or 8.18 points to 216.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which lost 2.15% or 4.51 points to trade at 204.84 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 1.87% or 2.71 points to end at 142.38 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 1.74% or 2.25 points to 127.28.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Deere & Company (NYSE: DE ) which rose 10.81% to 332.72, Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which was up 9.56% to settle at 154.99 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which gained 10.03% to close at 37.56.

The worst performers were Hologic Inc (NASDAQ: HOLX ) which was down 7.71% to 75.98 in late trade, Zoetis Inc (NYSE: ZTS ) which lost 4.05% to settle at 161.14 and Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC ) which was down 3.52% to 37.59 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Energous Co (NASDAQ: WATT ) which rose 98.92% to 7.400, Vaccinex Inc (NASDAQ: VCNX ) which was up 73.52% to settle at 4.98 and Evolus Inc (NASDAQ: EOLS ) which gained 67.60% to close at 12.00.

The worst performers were Cleveland BioLabs Inc (NASDAQ: CBLI ) which was down 26.70% to 7.0000 in late trade, China SXT Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SXTC ) which lost 22.55% to settle at 0.7900 and US Well Services Inc (NASDAQ: USWS ) which was down 17.41% to 2.230 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2014 to 1055 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2187 rose and 999 declined, while 61 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.56% to 21.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.32% or 5.60 to $1780.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.73% or 1.65 to hit $58.87 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 2.10% or 1.34 to trade at $62.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.2118, while USD/JPY fell 0.19% to 105.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 90.343.

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