U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.61%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.61%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Industrials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.61%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which rose 2.72% or 3.73 points to trade at 141.03 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 1.84% or 6.84 points to end at 379.46 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 1.61% or 3.80 points to 239.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 1.09% or 0.62 points to trade at 56.13 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 0.93% or 1.45 points to end at 154.50 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) shed 0.80% or 1.88 points to 234.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which rose 7.25% to 17.46, Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CPRI ) which was up 5.55% to settle at 57.24 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which gained 4.92% to close at 93.92.

The worst performers were Hologic Inc (NASDAQ: HOLX ) which was down 3.04% to 66.76 in late trade, WW Grainger Inc (NYSE: GWW ) which lost 2.19% to settle at 438.50 and Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT ) which was down 2.07% to 238.20 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cuentas Inc (NASDAQ: CUEN ) which rose 120.86% to 6.140, Newegg Commerce Inc (NASDAQ: NEGG ) which was up 77.64% to settle at 19.31 and Borqs Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: BRQS ) which gained 43.70% to close at 1.4300.

The worst performers were BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR ) which was down 40.98% to 4.745 in late trade, Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ: ALT ) which lost 37.92% to settle at 9.87 and Marin Software Inc (NASDAQ: MRIN ) which was down 37.69% to 10.78 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1819 to 1388 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1948 fell and 1530 advanced, while 172 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.19% to 15.83.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.38% or 6.75 to $1770.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.71% or 0.52 to hit $73.50 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.53% or 0.39 to trade at $74.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1858, while USD/JPY rose 0.55% to 111.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 92.350.

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