U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.40%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.40%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Industrials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.40%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.27%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 2.76% or 8.36 points to trade at 311.11 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 2.30% or 7.24 points to end at 321.39 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 1.83% or 2.40 points to 133.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 1.56% or 2.77 points to trade at 175.20 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 1.49% or 2.99 points to end at 197.17 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 1.46% or 4.40 points to 296.97.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE: EPAM ) which rose 10.13% to 308.69, Coterra Energy Inc (NYSE: CTRA ) which was up 7.32% to settle at 28.75 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which gained 7.14% to close at 61.80.

The worst performers were Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH ) which was down 5.71% to 195.14 in late trade, Monolithic Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MPWR ) which lost 5.67% to settle at 411.59 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which was down 4.50% to 231.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ: PHIO ) which rose 159.18% to 2.35, Medavail Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MDVL ) which was up 39.01% to settle at 1.96 and Bicycle Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: BCYC ) which gained 24.54% to close at 46.99.

The worst performers were Kaleido Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: KLDO ) which was down 81.76% to 0.27 in late trade, Genocea Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: GNCA ) which lost 69.23% to settle at 0.40 and C4 Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CCCC ) which was down 50.57% to 11.32 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1698 to 1496 and 115 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2383 fell and 1430 advanced, while 221 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.81% to 21.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.35% or 6.70 to $1,944.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.17% or 2.08 to hit $98.11 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.15% or 2.16 to trade at $102.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.04% to 1.09, while USD/JPY rose 0.32% to 124.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.82.

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