U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.51% By Investing.com


Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the added 1.51%, while the index added 0.80%, and the index declined 0.01%.

The best performers of the session on the were Salesforce Inc (NYSE:), which rose 7.54% or 16.43 points to trade at 234.44 at the close. Meanwhile, Unitedhealth Group (NYSE:) added 2.85% or 13.72 points to end at 495.37 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 2.81% or 4.86 points to 177.61 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.60% or 2.88 points to trade at 176.44 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.22% or 0.73 points to end at 338.52 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) was up 0.23% or 0.94 points to 415.13.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 11.65% to 35.56, VF Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 7.66% to settle at 13.28 and Salesforce Inc (NYSE:) which gained 7.54% to close at 234.44.

The worst performers were Paycom Soft (NYSE:) which was down 8.58% to 145.32 in late trade, Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 5.89% to settle at 142.55 and Super Micro Computer Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.25% to 784.51 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Novo Integrated Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 135.03% to 1.05, Brand Engagement Network Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 110.85% to settle at 5.44 and Portage Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 91.56% to close at 0.48.

The worst performers were Webuy Global Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 61.38% to 0.24 in late trade, Smart for Life Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 42.21% to settle at 3.45 and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:) which was down 34.52% to 1.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2173 to 685 and 50 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1952 rose and 1384 declined, while 146 ended unchanged.

Shares in Paycom Soft (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 8.58% or 13.63 to 145.32. Shares in Webuy Global Ltd (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 61.38% or 0.39 to 0.24. Shares in Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 34.52% or 0.58 to 1.10.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 10.71% to 12.92.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.75% or 17.80 to $2,348.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.85% or 0.66 to hit $77.25 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.61% or 0.50 to trade at $81.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.13% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.33% to 157.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 104.59.

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