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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%

Stock MarketsOct 18, 2021 21:25
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities, Telecoms and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.10%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.34%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 1.88% or 7.62 points to trade at 413.69 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.31% or 4.60 points to end at 355.01 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 1.18% or 1.71 points to 146.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which lost 3.01% or 5.32 points to trade at 171.14 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) declined 2.27% or 4.71 points to end at 203.13 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) shed 1.77% or 2.76 points to 152.88.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which rose 17.51% to 28.25, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which was up 5.48% to settle at 29.62 and Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which gained 4.67% to close at 34.29.

The worst performers were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which was down 5.66% to 16.33 in late trade, Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) which lost 5.50% to settle at 120.72 and NetApp Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP) which was down 4.32% to 90.34 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Valneva SE ADR (NASDAQ:VALN) which rose 39.79% to 39.21, Progenity Inc (NASDAQ:PROG) which was up 39.72% to settle at 2.990 and MeiraGTx Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:MGTX) which gained 29.97% to close at 18.56.

The worst performers were Revance The (NASDAQ:RVNC) which was down 39.19% to 13.81 in late trade, Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER) which lost 26.65% to settle at 5.67 and NXT-ID Inc (NASDAQ:NXTD) which was down 20.88% to 3.1300 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1625 to 1577 and 135 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2022 fell and 1580 advanced, while 172 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.06% to 16.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 3.55 to $1764.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.21% or 0.17 to hit $81.56 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.70 to trade at $84.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1610, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 114.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 93.970.

U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%
 

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