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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

Published 02/21/2024, 04:30 PM
Updated 02/21/2024, 04:30 PM
©  Reuters U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13% – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Utilities and Telecoms sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.13%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 1.91% or 1.97 points to trade at 105.27 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 1.90% or 1.04 points to end at 55.75 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was up 1.48% or 0.60 points to 41.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 2.51% or 0.56 points to trade at 21.75 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) declined 2.36% or 1.05 points to end at 43.47 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was down 2.04% or 3.74 points to 179.70.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) which rose 10.58% to 37.30, Garmin Ltd (NYSE:GRMN) which was up 8.92% to settle at 133.70 and Coterra Energy Inc (NYSE:CTRA) which gained 6.25% to close at 26.17.

The worst performers were Palo Alto Networks Inc (NASDAQ:PANW) which was down 28.44% to 261.97 in late trade, Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) which lost 6.66% to settle at 144.15 and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) which was down 6.40% to 76.78 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Greenbrook TMS Inc (NASDAQ:GBNH) which rose 97.27% to 0.38, Energy Focu (NASDAQ:EFOI) which was up 77.52% to settle at 2.29 and Sizzle Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:SZZL) which gained 75.71% to close at 11.72.

The worst performers were Alpha Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:ATGL) which was down 32.27% to 5.71 in late trade, Clean Earth Acquisitions Corp (NASDAQ:ALCE) which lost 31.08% to settle at 0.34 and Biosig Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:BSGM) which was down 31.08% to 0.36 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1481 to 1369 and 77 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2231 fell and 1188 advanced, while 129 ended unchanged.

Shares in Garmin Ltd (NYSE:GRMN) rose to 52-week highs; up 8.92% or 10.95 to 133.70. Shares in Clean Earth Acquisitions Corp (NASDAQ:ALCE) fell to all time lows; falling 31.08% or 0.16 to 0.34. Shares in Sizzle Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:SZZL) rose to all time highs; up 75.71% or 5.05 to 11.72. Shares in Biosig Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:BSGM) fell to all time lows; down 31.08% or 0.16 to 0.36.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.52% to 15.34.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.25% or 5.00 to $2,034.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.22% or 0.94 to hit $77.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.90% or 0.74 to trade at $83.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.13% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.19% to 150.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 103.92.

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