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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.49%

Stock Markets Nov 16, 2018 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Consumer Services, Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.49%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.15%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), which rose 2.53% or 3.18 points to trade at 128.77 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 2.33% or 6.17 points to end at 271.11 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 2.20% or 4.03 points to 187.59 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT), which fell 1.86% or 1.85 points to trade at 97.69 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 1.65% or 5.62 points to end at 335.95 and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was down 1.17% or 1.66 points to 140.18.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) which rose 37.54% to 24.40, Edison International (NYSE:EIX) which was up 15.38% to settle at 54.45 and NetApp Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP) which gained 4.38% to close at 71.89.

The worst performers were NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which was down 18.76% to 164.43 in late trade, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which lost 13.66% to settle at 50.93 and Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) which was down 4.89% to 50.94 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO) which rose 31.48% to 34.96, EMC Insurance Group Inc (NASDAQ:EMCI) which was up 30.26% to settle at 31.25 and The Dixie Group Inc (NASDAQ:DXYN) which gained 15.98% to close at 0.980.

The worst performers were Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ:RWLK) which was down 45.45% to 0.24 in late trade, Limbach Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LMB) which lost 27.46% to settle at 6.05 and Euroseas Ltd (NASDAQ:ESEA) which was down 25.45% to 1.230 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1606 to 1455 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1386 fell and 1231 advanced, while 106 ended unchanged.

Shares in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) fell to 52-week lows; losing 18.76% or 37.96 to 164.43. Shares in Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.89% or 2.62 to 50.94. Shares in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.20% or 4.03 to 187.59. Shares in Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ:RWLK) fell to all time lows; losing 45.45% or 0.20 to 0.24. Shares in EMC Insurance Group Inc (NASDAQ:EMCI) rose to all time highs; rising 30.26% or 7.26 to 31.25. Shares in Limbach Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LMB) fell to all time lows; falling 27.46% or 2.29 to 6.05.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.21% to 18.14.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.88% or 22.60 to $1221.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.60% or 0.34 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.34 to trade at $66.96 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.76% to 1.1414, while USD/JPY fell 0.70% to 112.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 96.32.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.49%
 

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