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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.46%

Stock Markets Aug 10, 2021 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.46% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.10%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.49%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which rose 2.46% or 5.13 points to trade at 214.02 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 2.13% or 3.10 points to end at 148.68 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 2.11% or 1.00 points to 48.44 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which fell 2.38% or 5.94 points to trade at 243.38 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) declined 0.78% or 1.87 points to end at 238.13 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was down 0.77% or 1.31 points to 169.47.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE) which rose 9.57% to 118.09, Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) which was up 7.44% to settle at 289.67 and Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) which gained 6.55% to close at 78.26.

The worst performers were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which was down 5.36% to 75.91 in late trade, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) which lost 3.98% to settle at 332.84 and Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) which was down 3.97% to 360.23 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Fulcrum Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FULC) which rose 123.77% to 18.640, Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ:MDIA) which was up 36.03% to settle at 10.080 and Orphazyme (NASDAQ:ORPH) which gained 24.11% to close at 5.200.

The worst performers were Katapult Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:KPLT) which was down 56.32% to 4.25 in late trade, China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ:CXDC) which lost 26.77% to settle at 0.7689 and Impel Neuropharma Inc (NASDAQ:IMPL) which was down 25.45% to 19.480 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1796 to 1426 and 114 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1880 fell and 1611 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE) rose to all time highs; gaining 9.57% or 10.31 to 118.09. Shares in Fulcrum Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FULC) rose to 52-week highs; rising 123.77% or 10.310 to 18.640. Shares in Katapult Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:KPLT) fell to all time lows; losing 56.32% or 5.48 to 4.25.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.42% to 16.79.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.18% or 3.15 to $1729.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.99% or 1.99 to hit $68.47 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 2.52% or 1.74 to trade at $70.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1718, while USD/JPY rose 0.28% to 110.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.082.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.46%
 

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