U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.41%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.41%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.41% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.17%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 3.52% or 13.52 points to trade at 397.82 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 2.84% or 4.35 points to end at 157.50 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) was up 1.64% or 1.00 points to 62.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ), which lost 1.63% or 3.81 points to trade at 230.18 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) declined 0.99% or 3.31 points to end at 329.80 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.81% or 1.15 points to 141.35.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Corteva Inc (NYSE: CTVA ) which rose 7.96% to 44.74, Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which was up 6.24% to settle at 18.56 and DXC Technology Co (NYSE: DXC ) which gained 6.09% to close at 41.08.

The worst performers were Expedia Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE ) which was down 7.93% to 148.88 in late trade, Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS ) which lost 6.27% to settle at 40.20 and Illumina Inc (NASDAQ: ILMN ) which was down 3.74% to 496.38 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ: KXIN ) which rose 87.43% to 3.130, Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ: ANY ) which was up 40.41% to settle at 4.830 and Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ: WPRT ) which gained 28.39% to close at 5.020.

The worst performers were Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: DRNA ) which was down 28.14% to 27.25 in late trade, icad inc (NASDAQ: ICAD ) which lost 23.70% to settle at 11.75 and Y mAbs Therapeutics (NASDAQ: YMAB ) which was down 21.58% to 29.26 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1886 to 1268 and 132 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1820 rose and 1669 declined, while 153 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.54% to 16.15 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 2.56% or 46.35 to $1762.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.42% or 0.98 to hit $68.11 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.11% or 0.79 to trade at $70.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.1761, while USD/JPY rose 0.46% to 110.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 92.782.

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