U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.56%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.56%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.56%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.88%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 2.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which rose 6.23% or 13.55 points to trade at 231.05 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 2.53% or 4.59 points to end at 185.84 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) was up 2.35% or 6.18 points to 268.93 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN ), which lost 2.56% or 4.59 points to trade at 174.63 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 2.40% or 0.84 points to end at 34.20 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 1.27% or 5.15 points to 399.12.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Paramount Global Class B (NASDAQ: PARA ) which rose 13.40% to 12.44, American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) which was up 6.23% to settle at 231.05 and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB ) which gained 5.93% to close at 36.25.

The worst performers were Super Micro Computer Inc (NASDAQ: SMCI ) which was down 23.14% to 713.65 in late trade, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which lost 10.00% to settle at 762.00 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 9.09% to 555.04 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Golden Sun Education Group Ltd (NASDAQ: GSUN ) which rose 661.22% to 3.73, Top Wealth Group Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: TWG ) which was up 101.62% to settle at 3.73 and Complete Solaria Inc (NASDAQ: CSLR ) which gained 68.22% to close at 0.45.

The worst performers were Connexa Sports Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: YYAI ) which was down 57.20% to 0.89 in late trade, Sunshine Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: SBFM ) which lost 46.84% to settle at 1.76 and Graphjet Technology (NASDAQ: GTI ) which was down 33.09% to 6.43 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1915 to 922 and 78 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1712 rose and 1654 declined, while 115 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.94% to 18.71.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.22% or 5.30 to $2,403.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.76% or 0.63 to hit $83.36 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.10 to trade at $87.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.12% to 1.07, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 154.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 105.96.

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