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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.32%

Stock MarketsFeb 17, 2021 03:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Oil & Gas and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Industrials and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.32% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.07%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.66%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ), which rose 5.61% or 3.04 points to trade at 57.19 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) added 2.86% or 2.66 points to end at 95.79 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 2.25% or 6.19 points to 281.58 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 1.92% or 2.56 points to trade at 130.63 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) declined 1.28% or 1.67 points to end at 129.01 and Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) was down 0.79% or 1.60 points to 201.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which rose 13.67% to 25.53, Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) which was up 6.09% to settle at 171.81 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) which gained 5.61% to close at 57.19.

The worst performers were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which was down 7.29% to 237.79 in late trade, Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) which lost 5.06% to settle at 67.01 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was down 4.33% to 7.74 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were CLPS Inc (NASDAQ:CLPS) which rose 151.02% to 12.30, Powerbridge Technologies Co Ltd (NASDAQ:PBTS) which was up 117.30% to settle at 8.54 and NXT-ID Inc (NASDAQ:NXTD) which gained 62.05% to close at 3.1600.

The worst performers were Socket Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:SCKT) which was down 36.17% to 13.200 in late trade, Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ:PXS) which lost 32.43% to settle at 2.000 and Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ:LKCO) which was down 30.33% to 2.090 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1789 to 1282 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1972 fell and 1205 advanced, while 59 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 13.67% or 3.07 to 25.53. Shares in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) rose to all time highs; up 6.09% or 9.87 to 171.81. Shares in CLPS Inc (NASDAQ:CLPS) rose to 52-week highs; rising 151.02% or 7.40 to 12.30. Shares in Powerbridge Technologies Co Ltd (NASDAQ:PBTS) rose to all time highs; gaining 117.30% or 4.61 to 8.54. Shares in NXT-ID Inc (NASDAQ:NXTD) rose to 3-years highs; up 62.05% or 1.2100 to 3.1600.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.19% to 21.42.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.43% or 25.70 to $1773.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.95% or 1.17 to hit $61.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.77% or 1.12 to trade at $64.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.50% to 1.2043, while USD/JPY fell 0.13% to 105.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 90.922.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.32%
 

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