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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.24%

Stock MarketsJan 06, 2021 03:25PM ET
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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.24%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Financials and Utilities sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.24% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.52%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.63%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which rose 5.40% or 9.91 points to trade at 193.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 4.53% or 2.53 points to end at 58.33 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 4.71% or 1.94 points to 43.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), which fell 3.41% or 1.78 points to trade at 50.40 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 3.01% or 3.94 points to end at 127.07 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) was down 2.25% or 4.98 points to 216.54.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) which rose 10.40% to 67.42, Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) which was up 10.27% to settle at 48.09 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which gained 10.10% to close at 12.54.

The worst performers were NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which was down 4.61% to 511.45 in late trade, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE:ARE) which lost 4.19% to settle at 163.45 and Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) which was down 4.12% to 130.53 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were The9 Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:NCTY) which rose 59.00% to 13.610, Urban One (NASDAQ:UONE) which was up 41.00% to settle at 6.190 and Digital Ally Inc (NASDAQ:DGLY) which gained 36.13% to close at 3.730.

The worst performers were Imara Inc (NASDAQ:IMRA) which was down 37.00% to 14.95 in late trade, Onconova Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONTX) which lost 22.83% to settle at 0.6405 and My Size Inc (NASDAQ:MYSZ) which was down 22.49% to 1.310 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2003 to 1122 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1970 rose and 1046 declined, while 63 ended unchanged.

Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.40% or 9.91 to 193.55. Shares in Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.53% or 2.53 to 58.33. Shares in The9 Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:NCTY) rose to 52-week highs; rising 59.00% or 5.050 to 13.610. Shares in Imara Inc (NASDAQ:IMRA) fell to all time lows; losing 37.00% or 8.78 to 14.95.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.64% to 26.77.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.55% or 30.30 to $1924.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.72% or 0.36 to hit $50.29 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.35 to trade at $53.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.2328, while USD/JPY rose 0.28% to 103.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 89.368.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.24%
 

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