U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.57% By Investing.com

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© Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.57%

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

At the close in NYSE, the rose 0.57% to hit a new 6-months high, while the index gained 0.17%, and the index lost 0.34%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which rose 4.54% or 5.93 points to trade at 136.63 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) added 3.29% or 3.26 points to end at 102.35 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) was up 3.21% or 3.64 points to 117.18 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.20% or 6.05 points to trade at 500.04 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.13% or 3.30 points to end at 288.63 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was down 0.73% or 1.57 points to 212.19.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:) which rose 7.85% to 111.29, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 6.28% to settle at 24.37 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:) which gained 5.98% to close at 66.60.

The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE:) which was down 8.05% to 3.54 in late trade, Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 7.21% to settle at 96.72 and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:) which was down 7.03% to 110.01 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Destination XL Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 57.20% to 0.450, Autobytel Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 34.92% to settle at 4.830 and VBI Vaccines Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 32.24% to close at 4.245.

The worst performers were Akers Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 31.49% to 2.85 in late trade, Aptorum Group Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:) which lost 29.19% to settle at 2.11 and Fulgent Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.08% to 32.22 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1664 to 1359 and 110 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1501 fell and 1313 advanced, while 56 ended unchanged.

Shares in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 7.85% or 8.10 to 111.29. Shares in Walmart Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 4.54% or 5.93 to 136.63. Shares in Autobytel Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 34.92% or 1.250 to 4.830.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.16% to 24.47.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.84% or 16.35 to $1936.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.85% or 0.37 to hit $43.02 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $45.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1820, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 106.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 93.015.

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