U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%

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(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Utilities, Consumer Goods and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.05%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.01%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM), which rose 3.13% or 1.32 points to trade at 43.45 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 3.00% or 8.31 points to end at 285.33 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 2.79% or 2.36 points to 86.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which fell 2.38% or 4.44 points to trade at 182.04 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 2.33% or 3.06 points to end at 128.53 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was down 1.76% or 1.06 points to 59.04.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) which rose 12.54% to 22.80, Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) which was up 11.46% to settle at 10.50 and Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) which gained 10.11% to close at 40.39.

The worst performers were Invesco Plc (NYSE:IVZ) which was down 21.13% to 7.24 in late trade, Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) which lost 6.68% to settle at 141.56 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was down 6.66% to 7.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Oasis Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ:OAS) which rose 134.68% to 0.670, Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) which was up 122.91% to settle at 0.2900 and KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:KLXE) which gained 54.46% to close at 1.13.

The worst performers were Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPB) which was down 18.06% to 27.11 in late trade, Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ:RWLK) which lost 17.07% to settle at 1.020 and NETGEAR Inc (NASDAQ:NTGR) which was down 16.76% to 21.66 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1742 to 1142 and 53 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1608 rose and 1050 declined, while 63 ended unchanged.

Shares in Invesco Plc (NYSE:IVZ) fell to 5-year lows; down 21.13% or 1.94 to 7.24.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.43% to 41.38.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.75% or 13.00 to $1751.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 22.28% or 3.07 to hit $16.85 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.24% or 0.27 to trade at $21.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.0777, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 107.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 100.607.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.17%

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