U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.44% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.51%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which rose 1.92% or 3.53 points to trade at 187.75 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 1.81% or 3.01 points to end at 169.31 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 1.62% or 2.10 points to 131.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 1.62% or 5.10 points to trade at 310.68 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 1.38% or 2.95 points to end at 211.03 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 0.14% or 0.42 points to 303.68.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coterra Energy Inc (NYSE: CTRA ) which rose 6.96% to 28.91, Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE: LUMN ) which was up 4.68% to settle at 11.40 and Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI ) which gained 4.21% to close at 19.07.

The worst performers were Moderna Inc (NASDAQ: MRNA ) which was down 7.66% to 165.92 in late trade, EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE: EPAM ) which lost 7.39% to settle at 266.75 and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which was down 6.13% to 132.32 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Clever Leaves Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CLVR ) which rose 143.04% to 3.84, Nextdecade Corp (NASDAQ: NEXT ) which was up 32.22% to settle at 6.36 and Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CRXT ) which gained 25.95% to close at 1.65.

The worst performers were MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: MEIP ) which was down 65.15% to 0.63 in late trade, Icosavax Inc (NASDAQ: ICVX ) which lost 64.55% to settle at 4.41 and Honest Company Inc (NASDAQ: HNST ) which was down 22.52% to 4.68 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1677 to 1502 and 109 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2273 fell and 1580 advanced, 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 3.97% to 20.81 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.41% or 8.10 to $1,954.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.42% or 0.47 to hit $112.81 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.37% or 0.44 to trade at $119.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.11% to 1.10, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 122.21.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.86.

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