Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Consumer Goods and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Utilities, Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which rose 1.64% or 0.82 points to trade at 50.92 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.31% or 2.98 points to end at 231.13 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) was up 0.94% or 0.66 points to 70.93 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which fell 0.68% or 0.95 points to trade at 139.10 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 0.61% or 0.71 points to end at 114.73 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was down 0.40% or 0.48 points to 120.19.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) which rose 4.47% to 24.52, Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE:PRGO) which was up 3.65% to settle at 49.92 and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) which gained 3.55% to close at 103.84.
The worst performers were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was down 2.98% to 30.56 in late trade, Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:MNST) which lost 2.72% to settle at 57.17 and WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) which was down 2.31% to 93.13 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) which rose 47.67% to 3.48, Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ:MBOT) which was up 44.08% to settle at 7.0600 and Superconductor Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SCON) which gained 24.62% to close at 0.8100.
The worst performers were Domo Inc (NASDAQ:DOMO) which was down 37.45% to 15.77 in late trade, Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CDMO) which lost 22.98% to settle at 5.4300 and Paringa Resources Ltd (NASDAQ:PNRL) which was down 20.00% to 2.40 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1632 to 1307 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1463 fell and 1188 advanced, while 99 ended unchanged.
Shares in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) rose to all time highs; up 1.31% or 2.98 to 231.13.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.81% to 15.00 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.67% or 10.20 to $1515.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.71% or 0.40 to hit $56.70 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.67 to trade at $61.62 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1030, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 106.92.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.377.
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