U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.29%

© Reuters. U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.29%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the lost 0.29%, while the index lost 0.20%, and the index gained 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 1.77% or 8.00 points to trade at 460.04 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:) added 1.24% or 1.30 points to end at 106.52 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.04% or 0.86 points to 83.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which lost 11.19% or 5.38 points to trade at 42.72 in late trade. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) declined 2.45% or 1.08 points to end at 43.01 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) shed 1.96% or 0.82 points to 41.00.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:) which rose 3.79% to 28.21, Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:) which was up 3.65% to settle at 103.20 and The AES Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 3.07% to close at 17.79.

The worst performers were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 11.19% to 42.72 in late trade, HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 6.25% to settle at 25.52 and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:) which was down 5.23% to 9.61 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hexindai Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 296.74% to 2.4800, FAT Brands Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 98.58% to settle at 7.01 and GrowGeneration Corp (NASDAQ:) which gained 42.69% to close at 12.50.

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The worst performers were Stein Mart Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 32.27% to 0.1230 in late trade, Ricebran Tech (NASDAQ:) which lost 29.04% to settle at 0.582 and LM Funding America Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 26.71% to 1.0700 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1793 to 1263 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1489 fell and 1279 advanced, while 83 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.67% to 22.13 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.72% or 14.10 to $1963.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.77% or 0.33 to hit $42.34 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $45.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1816, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 106.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 93.237.

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