U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.39% By Investing.com

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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 rose 0.39%, while the index gained 0.01%, and the index declined 0.36%.

The best performers of the session on the were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.25% or 3.71 points to trade at 168.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 1.89% or 3.11 points to end at 167.35 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) was up 1.64% or 5.33 points to 329.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.40% or 1.69 points to trade at 119.02 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.15% or 2.39 points to end at 206.21 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:) was down 0.84% or 0.62 points to 72.89.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were General Electric Company (NYSE:) which rose 6.11% to 7.29, Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:) which was up 4.44% to settle at 55.00 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) which gained 3.83% to close at 37.95.

The worst performers were JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.73% to 128.04 in late trade, Schlumberger NV (NYSE:) which lost 8.83% to settle at 14.97 and Halliburton Company (NYSE:) which was down 6.27% to 12.25 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ:) which rose 55.64% to 2.070, SG Blocks Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 35.15% to settle at 2.7300 and Code Chain New Continent Ltd (NASDAQ:) which gained 34.15% to close at 1.100.

The worst performers were Calyxt Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 21.27% to 3.96 in late trade, Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 21.27% to settle at 8.18 and Adaptimmune Therapeutics Plc (NASDAQ:) which was down 20.13% to 6.31 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1800 to 1262 and 90 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1517 fell and 1353 advanced, while 80 ended unchanged.

Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.25% or 3.71 to 168.75. Shares in Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 55.64% or 0.740 to 2.070.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.63% to 27.41.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 6.10 to $1902.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.46% or 0.19 to hit $40.77 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.81% or 0.35 to trade at $42.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1719, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 105.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 93.705.

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