Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Technology and Financials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods, Basic Materials and Utilities sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which rose 2.26% or 1.17 points to trade at 52.92 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) added 1.34% or 2.43 points to end at 183.33 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 1.18% or 2.60 points to 222.03 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 4.48% or 6.19 points to trade at 131.91 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 3.12% or 11.64 points to end at 361.43 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was down 1.52% or 3.88 points to 251.13.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) which rose 10.15% to 15.09, Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) which was up 9.94% to settle at 214.88 and WW Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) which gained 9.07% to close at 304.07.
The worst performers were Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) which was down 6.08% to 92.38 in late trade, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) which lost 5.94% to settle at 184.99 and FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR) which was down 4.86% to 52.04 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were SigmaTron International Inc (NASDAQ:SGMA) which rose 39.25% to 3.690, Jiayin Group Inc (NASDAQ:JFIN) which was up 26.94% to settle at 15.36 and Nuvectra Corp (NASDAQ:NVTR) which gained 26.70% to close at 2.61.
The worst performers were Obalon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OBLN) which was down 40.41% to 0.57 in late trade, Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RGLS) which lost 34.82% to settle at 0.743 and Pluristem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PSTI) which was down 25.08% to 0.4260 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2150 to 847 and 98 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1866 rose and 794 declined, while 87 ended unchanged.
Shares in Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 10.15% or 1.39 to 15.09. Shares in Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) rose to all time highs; rising 9.94% or 19.42 to 214.88. Shares in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) rose to all time highs; up 1.34% or 2.43 to 183.33. Shares in Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RGLS) fell to all time lows; down 34.82% or 0.397 to 0.743. Shares in Pluristem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PSTI) fell to 5-year lows; losing 25.08% or 0.1426 to 0.4260.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.28% to 12.07 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.31% or 4.45 to $1426.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.53% or 0.87 to hit $55.90 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $63.12 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1144, while USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 108.14.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 97.362.
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