Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials, Financials and Technology sectors led shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Utilities sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 0.99% or 0.52 points to trade at 52.92 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) added 0.53% or 0.46 points to end at 86.70 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was up 0.52% or 0.49 points to 94.48 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), which fell 1.24% or 0.84 points to trade at 67.13 at the close. EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) declined 0.69% or 0.51 points to end at 73.60 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was down 0.54% or 0.60 points to 110.22.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) which rose 3.50% to 133.70, Monster Beverage 1990 Corp (NASDAQ:MNST) which was up 3.25% to settle at 44.51 and Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) which gained 3.04% to close at 58.57.
The worst performers were Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) which was down 4.90% to 13.19 in late trade, Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) which lost 4.24% to settle at 80.78 and PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) which was down 4.10% to 89.31 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ:GLBS) which rose 135.85% to 7.2400, Naked Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:NAKD) which was up 63.46% to settle at 1.700 and DexCom Inc (NASDAQ:DXCM) which gained 25.91% to close at 85.13.
The worst performers were Cellect Biotechnology Ltd (NASDAQ:APOP) which was down 28.81% to 4.35 in late trade, Uranium Resources Inc (NASDAQ:URRE) which lost 19.49% to settle at 2.5200 and Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OPXA) which was down 16.43% to 0.961 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1997 to 1197 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1788 rose and 745 declined, while 99 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.17% to 11.29.
Gold for February delivery was down 0.15% or 1.85 to $1197.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.94% or 0.50 to hit $52.51 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.80% or 0.45 to trade at $55.56 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.0640, while USD/JPY fell 0.17% to 114.50.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.26% at 101.20.
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