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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%

Stock Markets Jan 31, 2019 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms, Utilities and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.86%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.37%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), which rose 2.98% or 1.23 points to trade at 42.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 2.34% or 3.05 points to end at 133.16 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was up 2.06% or 1.95 points to 96.47 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP), which fell 9.23% or 5.47 points to trade at 53.81 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 2.21% or 4.47 points to end at 198.01 and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was down 1.88% or 2.59 points to 135.01.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) which rose 14.19% to 331.05, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) which was up 11.65% to settle at 10.16 and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) which gained 10.82% to close at 166.69.

The worst performers were DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) which was down 9.23% to 53.81 in late trade, H&R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) which lost 7.56% to settle at 23.59 and Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) which was down 6.21% to 11.03 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TMSR Holding Company Ltd (NASDAQ:TMSR) which rose 96.83% to 2.48, Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:PHUN) which was up 65.44% to settle at 297.80 and Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:HSGX) which gained 50.72% to close at 0.208.

The worst performers were AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVEO) which was down 60.49% to 0.6994 in late trade, Co-Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:CODX) which lost 39.29% to settle at 1.36 and Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UEPS) which was down 38.44% to 2.85 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2101 to 966 and 73 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1641 rose and 993 declined, while 85 ended unchanged.

Shares in AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVEO) fell to 52-week lows; falling 60.49% or 1.0706 to 0.6994. Shares in Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:PHUN) rose to all time highs; rising 65.44% or 117.80 to 297.80. Shares in Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:UEPS) fell to all time lows; down 38.44% or 1.78 to 2.85.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.17% to 16.57 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.76% or 10.05 to $1325.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.44% or 0.24 to hit $53.99 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.70% or 0.43 to trade at $61.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1448, while USD/JPY fell 0.09% to 108.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 95.292.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%
 

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