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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.76%

Stock MarketsNov 05, 2018 04:26PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Utilities and Financials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.76%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.56%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.38%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), which rose 3.80% or 4.39 points to trade at 120.06 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) added 3.67% or 4.21 points to end at 118.94 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 2.06% or 3.64 points to 180.39 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 2.84% or 5.89 points to trade at 201.59 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 0.42% or 0.97 points to end at 228.72 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) was down 0.38% or 0.32 points to 81.64.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) which rose 8.60% to 3.790, EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) which was up 8.34% to settle at 35.35 and Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) which gained 7.20% to close at 17.57.

The worst performers were Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) which was down 9.44% to 64.56 in late trade, Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) which lost 6.74% to settle at 64.34 and Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) which was down 6.32% to 69.32 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Therapix Biosciences Ltd (NASDAQ:TRPX) which rose 37.31% to 9.20, Adomani Inc (NASDAQ:ADOM) which was up 37.20% to settle at 0.62 and Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ:DWCH) which gained 35.09% to close at 13.09.

The worst performers were Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:CLSD) which was down 62.77% to 2.0700 in late trade, Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:AVDL) which lost 23.88% to settle at 3.06 and Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX) which was down 20.48% to 1.6700 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1935 to 1134 and 76 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1455 fell and 1205 advanced, while 80 ended unchanged.

Shares in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rose to all time highs; rising 2.06% or 3.64 to 180.39. Shares in Therapix Biosciences Ltd (NASDAQ:TRPX) rose to 52-week highs; up 37.31% or 2.50 to 9.20. Shares in Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:CLSD) fell to all time lows; falling 62.77% or 3.4900 to 2.0700. Shares in Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:AVDL) fell to 5-year lows; down 23.88% or 0.96 to 3.06.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.20% to 19.94.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.19% or 2.40 to $1233.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.62% or 0.39 to hit $62.75 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.14 to trade at $72.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1408, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 113.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.13.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.76%
 

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