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

© Reuters. U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.56% – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the declined 0.56%, while the index climbed 0.08%, and the index climbed 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 1.95% or 4.51 points to trade at 235.36 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) added 1.77% or 5.40 points to end at 310.20 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:) was up 1.70% or 2.16 points to 128.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:), which lost 6.15% or 10.34 points to trade at 157.89 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:) declined 3.87% or 14.98 points to end at 372.00 and American Express Company (NYSE:) shed 2.82% or 4.89 points to 168.40.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:) which rose 14.15% to 42.99, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:) which was up 8.60% to settle at 91.47 and Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 7.04% to close at 30.40.

The worst performers were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) which was down 6.15% to 157.89 in late trade, Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 4.73% to settle at 89.91 and Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:) which was down 4.47% to 155.70 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Guardforce AI Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 52.83% to 1.62, Mainz Biomed BV (NASDAQ:) which was up 26.95% to settle at 20.87 and Theseus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 23.21% to close at 11.73.

The worst performers were Smith-Midland Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 16.83% to 27.38 in late trade, FTC Solar Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 15.62% to settle at 5.13 and Powerbridge Technologies Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 13.68% to 0.3850 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1885 to 1344 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1924 fell and 1830 advanced, while 241 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.51% to 19.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 4.05 to $1817.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.63% or 2.16 to hit $84.28 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.24% or 1.89 to trade at $86.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1416, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 114.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 95.148.

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