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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.32%

Stock MarketsSep 21, 2018 04:26PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Oil & Gas and Utilities sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Financials and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.32% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.04%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.51%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which rose 2.80% or 4.51 points to trade at 165.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) added 1.74% or 0.83 points to end at 48.56 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 1.43% or 1.71 points to 121.13 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 1.14% or 0.54 points to trade at 46.66 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 1.09% or 1.22 points to end at 110.40 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was down 1.08% or 2.37 points to 217.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which rose 4.17% to 169.34, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) which was up 4.08% to settle at 43.60 and Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:UA) which gained 3.03% to close at 18.700.

The worst performers were Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI) which was down 3.06% to 112.89 in late trade, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which lost 2.87% to settle at 44.74 and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) which was down 2.65% to 467.37 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cool Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:AWSM) which rose 80.95% to 19.000, Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ:ASTC) which was up 71.47% to settle at 5.590 and Netlist Inc (NASDAQ:NLST) which gained 49.12% to close at 0.650.

The worst performers were GTX Inc (NASDAQ:GTXI) which was down 92.27% to 1.8000 in late trade, Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTNP) which lost 56.67% to settle at 0.2167 and Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BPTH) which was down 36.46% to 0.610 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1518 to 1495 and 143 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1458 fell and 1141 advanced, while 114 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 1.74% or 0.83 to 48.56. Shares in Cool Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:AWSM) rose to 52-week highs; up 80.95% or 8.500 to 19.000. Shares in GTX Inc (NASDAQ:GTXI) fell to 3-years lows; down 92.27% or 21.4900 to 1.8000. Shares in Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTNP) fell to 5-year lows; down 56.67% or 0.2834 to 0.2167. Shares in Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BPTH) fell to 5-year lows; falling 36.46% or 0.350 to 0.610.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.03% to 11.56 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.65% or 7.90 to $1203.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.74% or 0.52 to hit $70.84 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $78.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1753, while USD/JPY rose 0.08% to 112.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 93.78.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.32%
 

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