Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the rose 0.13%, while the index lost 0.46%, and the index fell 1.25%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Chevron Corp (NYSE:), which rose 2.89% or 2.21 points to trade at 78.56 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) added 2.86% or 1.01 points to end at 36.28 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 2.43% or 3.97 points to 167.46 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which lost 2.95% or 3.41 points to trade at 112.13 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE:) declined 2.68% or 1.37 points to end at 49.70 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) shed 1.79% or 3.73 points to 205.05.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were General Electric Company (NYSE:) which rose 10.66% to 6.75, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 8.68% to settle at 11.64 and Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 7.90% to close at 32.91.
The worst performers were Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 8.44% to 322.47 in late trade, BorgWarner Inc (NYSE:) which lost 6.41% to settle at 39.56 and Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.19% to 280.35 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Qurate Retail Inc Series B (NASDAQ:) which rose 157.86% to 16.40, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 40.33% to settle at 47.43 and Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 35.88% to close at 18.52.
The worst performers were China Advanced Construction Materials Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 31.65% to 0.540 in late trade, Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 17.52% to settle at 0.6730 and 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.01% to 8.39 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1887 to 1160 and 108 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1702 rose and 1129 declined, while 99 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.76% to 26.04.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.05% or 0.90 to $1967.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 4.94% or 1.89 to hit $40.17 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $42.31 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1818, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 104.97.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.125.
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