U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.27%

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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.27%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Utilities and Industrials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.27%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.38%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.29%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which rose 3.91% or 8.87 points to trade at 235.55 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) added 2.76% or 2.71 points to end at 101.00 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 2.74% or 8.95 points to 335.75 in late trade.

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The worst performers of the session were Salesforce Inc (NYSE:CRM), which fell 3.34% or 7.11 points to trade at 205.74 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) declined 3.09% or 10.30 points to end at 323.38 and Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) was down 1.27% or 1.40 points to 108.61.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Warner Bros Discovery Inc (NASDAQ:WBD) which rose 8.43% to 13.12, Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) which was up 6.37% to settle at 145.98 and Stanley Black&Decker Inc (NYSE:SWK) which gained 6.04% to close at 86.89.

The worst performers were Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) which was down 8.90% to 46.09 in late trade, Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) which lost 5.83% to settle at 422.36 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was down 5.15% to 117.83 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MGO Global Inc (NASDAQ:MGOL) which rose 84.80% to 2.31, Farmer Bros. Co (NASDAQ:FARM) which was up 70.47% to settle at 3.29 and Universe Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:UPC) which gained 21.81% to close at 0.83.

The worst performers were Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:PTE) which was down 34.30% to 0.29 in late trade, Couchbase Inc (NASDAQ:BASE) which lost 28.12% to settle at 15.98 and Recruiter.Com Group Inc (NASDAQ:RCRT) which was down 27.53% to 0.28 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1974 to 1014 and 68 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2092 rose and 1464 declined, while 143 ended unchanged.

Shares in Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:PTE) fell to all time lows; down 34.30% or 0.15 to 0.29.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.14% to 13.94 a new 3-years low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.27% or 25.25 to $1,956.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.10% or 0.79 to hit $72.53 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.77% or 0.59 to trade at $76.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.04% to 1.07, while USD/JPY rose 0.37% to 140.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 104.08.

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