U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.05%

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.05%

U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the TechnologyOil & Gas and Financials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Basic MaterialsConsumer Goods and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.05%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), which rose 1.57% or 2.39 points to trade at 154.93 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) added 1.34% or 1.69 points to end at 127.90 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was up 1.04% or 0.68 points to 66.24 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which fell 1.15% or 2.18 points to trade at 187.55 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 1.03% or 2.62 points to end at 252.55 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was down 0.91% or 0.59 points to 64.01.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which rose 3.64% to 64.30, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was up 3.01% to settle at 7.88 and Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) which gained 2.99% to close at 31.34.

The worst performers were Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) which was down 6.08% to 143.59 in late trade, Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) which lost 3.66% to settle at 77.96 and PPG Industries Inc (NYSE:PPG) which was down 3.61% to 148.02 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bonso Electronics International Inc (NASDAQ:BNSO) which rose 45.06% to 9.945, Recon Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:RCON) which was up 19.11% to settle at 6.670 and Seelos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SEEL) which gained 17.78% to close at 5.830.

The worst performers were FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) which was down 43.07% to 19.72 in late trade, Homology Medicines Inc (NASDAQ:FIXX) which lost 22.80% to settle at 7.18 and Kelly Services B Inc (NASDAQ:KELYB) which was down 15.67% to 32.89 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1845 to 1251 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2335 fell and 861 advanced, while 85 ended unchanged.

Shares in L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) rose to 3-years highs; up 3.64% or 2.26 to 64.30. Shares in Bonso Electronics International Inc (NASDAQ:BNSO) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 45.06% or 3.089 to 9.945. Shares in FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) fell to 3-years lows; down 43.07% or 14.92 to 19.72. Shares in Homology Medicines Inc (NASDAQ:FIXX) fell to all time lows; falling 22.80% or 2.12 to 7.18. Shares in Seelos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SEEL) rose to 52-week highs; up 17.78% or 0.880 to 5.830.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.30% to 17.16 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.30% or 5.25 to $1737.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.59% or 0.35 to hit $59.68 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.36 to trade at $63.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1871, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 109.81.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.430.

Source : investing.com