Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Telecoms and Industrials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Consumer Services, Consumer Goods and Technology sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 1.57% or 0.79 points to trade at 51.19 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 1.47% or 3.38 points to end at 234.00 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was up 1.15% or 0.54 points to 47.41 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which fell 1.03% or 0.48 points to trade at 46.78 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declined 0.78% or 0.95 points to end at 120.23 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was down 0.78% or 0.66 points to 84.50.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) which rose 3.98% to 57.27, Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:DLTR) which was up 3.95% to settle at 101.53 and Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) which gained 3.90% to close at 45.00.
The worst performers were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) which was down 29.55% to 237.73 in late trade, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) which lost 10.17% to settle at 100.76 and Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) which was down 5.73% to 309.75 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Eltek Ltd (NASDAQ:ELTK) which rose 52.63% to 6.380, Jason Industries Inc (NASDAQ:JASN) which was up 29.40% to settle at 0.505 and SeaChange International Inc (NASDAQ:SEAC) which gained 20.21% to close at 2.32.
The worst performers were Afya Ltd (NASDAQ:AFYA) which was down 30.23% to 21.90 in late trade, Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) which lost 29.55% to settle at 237.73 and Kelly Services B Inc (NASDAQ:KELYB) which was down 24.87% to 23.560 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1694 to 1226 and 126 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1331 fell and 1308 advanced, while 101 ended unchanged.
Shares in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.90% or 1.69 to 45.00. Shares in Afya Ltd (NASDAQ:AFYA) fell to all time lows; falling 30.23% or 9.49 to 21.90. Shares in SeaChange International Inc (NASDAQ:SEAC) rose to 52-week highs; rising 20.21% or 0.39 to 2.32.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.15% to 18.98.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.50% or 7.75 to $1529.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, 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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