Investing.com – 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 gained 0.16%, while the index gained 0.06%, and the index declined 0.13%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 1.57% or 0.79 points to trade at 51.19 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) added 1.47% or 3.38 points to end at 234.00 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) was up 1.15% or 0.54 points to 47.41 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which lost 1.03% or 0.48 points to trade at 46.78 in late trade. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) declined 0.78% or 0.95 points to end at 120.23 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) shed 0.78% or 0.66 points to 84.50.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 3.98% to 57.27, Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 3.95% to settle at 101.53 and Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:) which gained 3.90% to close at 45.00.
The worst performers were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 29.55% to 237.73 in late trade, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 10.17% to settle at 100.76 and Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.73% to 309.75 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Eltek Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 52.63% to 6.380, Jason Industries Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 29.40% to settle at 0.505 and SeaChange International Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 20.21% to close at 2.32.
The worst performers were Afya Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 30.23% to 21.90 in late trade, Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 29.55% to settle at 237.73 and Kelly Services B Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.87% to 23.560 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1694 to 1226 and 126 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1331 fell and 1308 advanced, while 101 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.15% to 18.98.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.50% or 7.75 to $1529.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.73% or 1.55 to hit $55.16 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 2.33% or 1.41 to trade at $59.08 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.58% to 1.0991, while USD/JPY fell 0.20% to 106.28.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 98.763.
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