U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the gained 0.03% to hit a new 6-months high, while the index climbed 0.03%, and the index fell 0.05%.

The best performers of the session on the were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:), which rose 1.68% or 2.28 points to trade at 137.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 1.22% or 4.34 points to end at 359.80 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:) was up 0.93% or 1.08 points to 117.38 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.27% or 1.41 points to trade at 109.26 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) declined 1.14% or 2.57 points to end at 223.84 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was down 0.96% or 1.56 points to 160.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.35% to 32.720, L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which was up 5.58% to settle at 28.97 and Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.83% to close at 56.94.

The worst performers were NiSource Inc (NYSE:) which was down 11.72% to 24.79 in late trade, Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which lost 3.56% to settle at 18.96 and Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:) which was down 3.32% to 17.740 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were My Size Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 28.57% to 1.35, Champions Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 24.76% to settle at 10.5800 and Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 23.38% to close at 4.750.

The worst performers were Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 27.34% to 5.450 in late trade, Vital Thera (NASDAQ:) which lost 29.75% to settle at 0.35 and Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ:) which was down 25.36% to 0.36 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1514 to 1507 and 141 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1341 rose and 1217 declined, while 156 ended unchanged.

Shares in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; up 7.35% or 2.240 to 32.720. Shares in Champions Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 3-years highs; rising 24.76% or 2.1000 to 10.5800. Shares in Vital Thera (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 29.75% or 0.15 to 0.35.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.18% to 12.10.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.76% or 9.20 to $1199.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.48% or 0.33 to hit $68.92 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.10 to trade at $78.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.54% to 1.1627, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 111.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 94.93.

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