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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.60%

Stock MarketsJul 21, 2020 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Financials and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.60%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.17%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.81%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which rose 7.18% or 6.12 points to trade at 91.39 at the close. Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) added 5.06% or 2.15 points to end at 44.65 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was up 2.83% or 2.71 points to 98.36 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 1.38% or 5.43 points to trade at 388.00 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) declined 1.35% or 2.85 points to end at 208.75 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) was down 1.00% or 1.99 points to 196.48.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which rose 10.96% to 17.41, Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) which was up 10.91% to settle at 27.25 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) which gained 10.52% to close at 11.35.

The worst performers were FirstEnergy Corporation (NYSE:FE) which was down 16.99% to 34.25 in late trade, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRTX) which lost 3.86% to settle at 291.40 and Maxim Integrated Products Inc (NASDAQ:MXIM) which was down 3.32% to 69.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Midatech Pharma PLC ADR (NASDAQ:MTP) which rose 152.94% to 4.3000, Novan Inc (NASDAQ:NOVN) which was up 78.26% to settle at 1.2300 and Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:OCGN) which gained 61.25% to close at 0.3999.

The worst performers were BIO-Key International Inc (NASDAQ:BKYI) which was down 28.57% to 0.6200 in late trade, Biomerica Inc (NASDAQ:BMRA) which lost 24.34% to settle at 9.110 and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACAD) which was down 19.36% to 44.69 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2207 to 673 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1636 rose and 1086 declined, while 52 ended unchanged.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.55% to 24.84.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.41% or 25.70 to $1843.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.49% or 0.61 to hit $41.53 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $43.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1530, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 106.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.68% at 95.118.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.60%
 

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