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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.05%

Stock Markets Apr 27, 2018 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Utilities and Healthcare sectors led shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.05%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.11%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ), which rose 3.64% or 1.81 points to trade at 51.57 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) added 2.22% or 1.51 points to end at 69.56 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 1.93% or 2.40 points to 126.62 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM), which fell 3.80% or 3.07 points to trade at 77.79 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 1.16% or 1.90 points to end at 162.32 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was down 1.09% or 1.59 points to 144.72.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) which rose 8.68% to 51.59, Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) which was up 8.20% to settle at 115.07 and Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL) which gained 5.74% to close at 52.88.

The worst performers were Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) which was down 11.68% to 263.33 in late trade, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) which lost 8.00% to settle at 80.88 and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) which was down 5.62% to 34.74 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were FC Global Realty Inc (NASDAQ:FCRE) which rose 58.67% to 1.1899, Genprex Inc (NASDAQ:GNPX) which was up 38.27% to settle at 15.2100 and Dmc Global Inc (NASDAQ:BOOM) which gained 24.33% to close at 39.35.

The worst performers were Haymaker Acquisition Corp Class A (NASDAQ:HYAC) which was up 0.62% to 9.6800 in late trade, Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) which lost 21.69% to settle at 13.03 and National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) which was down 20.11% to 39.45 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1761 to 1307 and 121 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1277 rose and 1266 declined, while 130 ended unchanged.

Shares in Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) fell to 52-week lows; falling 11.68% or 34.83 to 263.33. Shares in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) fell to 5-year lows; falling 5.62% or 2.07 to 34.74. Shares in Genprex Inc (NASDAQ:GNPX) rose to all time highs; rising 38.27% or 4.2100 to 15.2100. Shares in Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) fell to 52-week lows; falling 21.69% or 3.61 to 13.03. Shares in Dmc Global Inc (NASDAQ:BOOM) rose to 5-year highs; up 24.33% or 7.70 to 39.35.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.93% to 15.44.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.51% or 6.70 to $1324.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.23% or 0.16 to hit $68.03 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.40% or 0.30 to trade at $74.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.2130, while USD/JPY fell 0.19% to 109.09.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 91.32.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.05%
 

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