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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.04%

Stock MarketsNov 19, 2020 03:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Technology and Consumer Services sectors led 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 0.04%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.75%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which rose 2.53% or 6.50 points to trade at 263.66 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 1.95% or 2.91 points to end at 152.00 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 1.40% or 1.18 points to 85.46 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which fell 2.08% or 7.18 points to trade at 337.33 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) declined 1.99% or 0.76 points to end at 37.47 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 1.30% or 1.87 points to 142.03.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which rose 16.60% to 6.18, L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which was up 16.16% to settle at 39.04 and Mylan NV (NASDAQ:VTRS) which gained 9.57% to close at 17.74.

The worst performers were Robert Half International Inc (NYSE:RHI) which was down 4.90% to 62.17 in late trade, Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) which lost 3.85% to settle at 240.68 and Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) which was down 3.46% to 63.68 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ:NAKD) which rose 127.34% to 0.294, Arcimoto Inc (NASDAQ:FUV) which was up 47.56% to settle at 13.930 and AYRO Inc (NASDAQ:AYRO) which gained 39.86% to close at 5.9300.

The worst performers were Ebang International Holdings (NASDAQ:EBON) which was down 26.11% to 5.33 in late trade, Tantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:TANH) which lost 21.25% to settle at 2.780 and Xcel Brands Inc (NASDAQ:XELB) which was down 14.53% to 1.000 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1651 to 1249 and 119 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1578 rose and 1183 declined, while 78 ended unchanged.

Shares in L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 16.16% or 5.43 to 39.04. Shares in Arcimoto Inc (NASDAQ:FUV) rose to all time highs; rising 47.56% or 4.490 to 13.930.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.98% to 22.89.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.59% or 11.05 to $1862.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.17% or 0.07 to hit $42.08 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.02 to trade at $44.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1876, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 103.81.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.293.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.04%
 

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