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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

Stock Markets May 20, 2022 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.03%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.30%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which rose 2.92% or 1.22 points to trade at 42.94 at the close. Meanwhile, Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) added 2.60% or 4.05 points to end at 159.65 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 2.14% or 4.91 points to 233.91 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 5.07% or 6.44 points to trade at 120.70 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) declined 4.32% or 8.94 points to end at 197.82 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was down 2.13% or 3.13 points to 143.83.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) which rose 6.07% to 47.32, American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) which was up 4.73% to settle at 244.28 and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) which gained 4.39% to close at 298.85.

The worst performers were Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) which was down 22.47% to 71.87 in late trade, Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) which lost 14.07% to settle at 313.31 and Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) which was down 7.23% to 181.89 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were GeoVax Labs Inc (NASDAQ:GOVX) which rose 90.18% to 1.39, SIGA Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SIGA) which was up 43.35% to settle at 12.40 and Redbox Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:RDBX) which gained 40.00% to close at 5.32.

The worst performers were Athersys Inc (NASDAQ:ATHX) which was down 65.54% to 0.26 in late trade, Evofem Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:EVFM) which lost 63.17% to settle at 0.41 and Lixiang Education Holding Co Ltd (NASDAQ:LXEH) which was down 51.81% to 2.00 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1656 to 1492 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2073 fell and 1669 advanced, while 224 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) fell to 52-week lows; falling 22.47% or 20.83 to 71.87. Shares in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) fell to 52-week lows; losing 14.07% or 51.31 to 313.31. Shares in Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) fell to 52-week lows; down 7.23% or 14.18 to 181.89. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.07% or 6.44 to 120.70. Shares in Athersys Inc (NASDAQ:ATHX) fell to all time lows; falling 65.54% or 0.50 to 0.26. Shares in SIGA Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SIGA) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 43.35% or 3.75 to 12.40. Shares in Evofem Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:EVFM) fell to all time lows; down 63.17% or 0.69 to 0.41. Shares in Lixiang Education Holding Co Ltd (NASDAQ:LXEH) fell to all time lows; losing 51.81% or 2.15 to 2.00.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.27% to 29.43.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.12% or 2.24 to $1,843.44 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.68% or 0.75 to hit $110.64 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.96 to trade at $113.00 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.28% to 1.06, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 127.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 103.08.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%
 

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