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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.71%

Stock MarketsMar 19, 2021 08:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Saturday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Technology and Healthcare sectors led shares higher while losses in the Financials, Industrials and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.71%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.76%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which rose 2.10% or 5.94 points to trade at 289.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 1.33% or 1.73 points to end at 131.74 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) was up 1.30% or 2.72 points to 212.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V), which fell 6.24% or 13.76 points to trade at 206.90 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) declined 4.80% or 7.53 points to end at 149.30 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was down 3.97% or 5.68 points to 137.49.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) which rose 6.10% to 279.58, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which was up 5.56% to settle at 28.10 and Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) which gained 5.02% to close at 187.78.

The worst performers were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) which was down 6.24% to 206.90 in late trade, Chubb Ltd (NYSE:CB) which lost 5.29% to settle at 159.23 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) which was down 4.80% to 149.30 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Supercom Lt (NASDAQ:SPCB) which rose 54.48% to 2.2400, Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) which was up 47.74% to settle at 7.86 and Hall of Fame Resort Entertainment Co (NASDAQ:HOFV) which gained 46.52% to close at 4.00.

The worst performers were Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IDRA) which was down 62.00% to 1.980 in late trade, Nuzee Inc (NASDAQ:NUZE) which lost 21.37% to settle at 4.01 and Wisekey International Holding AG (NASDAQ:WKEY) which was down 17.48% to 10.81 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 0 to 0; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 0 fell and 0 advanced.

Shares in Nuzee Inc (NASDAQ:NUZE) fell to 52-week lows; down 21.37% or 1.09 to 4.01.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.92% to 20.95.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.66% or 11.40 to $1743.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.43% or 1.46 to hit $61.46 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.01% or 1.27 to trade at $64.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1904, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 108.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 91.958.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.71%
 

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