U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.46%

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© Reuters U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.46%

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 lost 0.46%, while the index fell 0.30%, and the index gained 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which rose 2.22% or 3.20 points to trade at 147.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) added 2.05% or 2.98 points to end at 148.47 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.95% or 2.45 points to 127.82 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:), which fell 4.68% or 7.64 points to trade at 155.68 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) declined 3.49% or 3.91 points to end at 108.00 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) was down 2.95% or 8.56 points to 281.59.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:) which rose 4.62% to 141.90, Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 4.01% to settle at 511.94 and NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.10% to close at 159.82.

The worst performers were ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:) which was down 7.25% to 33.15 in late trade, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:) which lost 7.21% to settle at 35.39 and Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 6.61% to 159.92 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Clene Inc. (NASDAQ:) which rose 43.40% to 4.13, Clever Leaves Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 36.00% to settle at 1.36 and Canoo Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 29.13% to close at 4.61.

The worst performers were ContraFect Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 83.11% to 0.48 in late trade, Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 36.53% to settle at 0.22 and United Maritime Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 31.89% to 2.20 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2333 to 800 and 135 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2511 fell and 1249 advanced, while 207 ended unchanged.

Shares in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 7.21% or 2.75 to 35.39. Shares in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.49% or 3.91 to 108.00. Shares in ContraFect Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 83.11% or 2.36 to 0.48. Shares in Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 36.53% or 0.12 to 0.22. Shares in United Maritime Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 31.89% or 1.03 to 2.20.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.57% to 26.40.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.55% or 26.90 to $1,708.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.12% or 0.12 to hit $96.42 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.24 to trade at $99.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.45% to 1.00, while USD/JPY rose 1.10% to 138.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.70% at 108.51.