U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.34% By Investing.com

© Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.34%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the gained 0.34% to hit a new all time high, while the index gained 0.12%, and the index fell 0.06%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 3.04% or 1.52 points to trade at 51.52 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 2.28% or 1.29 points to end at 57.89 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) was up 1.47% or 4.85 points to 334.48 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 3.03% or 1.47 points to trade at 47.03 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 1.38% or 2.97 points to end at 212.15 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.98% or 1.43 points to 144.40.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Twitter Inc (NYSE:) which rose 12.63% to 67.43, Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:) which was up 8.18% to settle at 28.05 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which gained 8.20% to close at 22.42.

The worst performers were Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 10.86% to 105.16 in late trade, FMC Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 7.86% to settle at 107.21 and Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:) which was down 6.64% to 24.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 136.92% to 12.32, Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 75.00% to settle at 4.900 and Sundial Growers Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 70.30% to close at 2.81.

The worst performers were Panbela Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 26.22% to 6.05 in late trade, Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd (NASDAQ:) which lost 24.29% to settle at 6.8900 and Applied UV Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 22.07% to 15.36 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1733 to 1294 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1640 fell and 1468 advanced, while 59 ended unchanged.

Shares in Twitter Inc (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 12.63% or 7.56 to 67.43. Shares in Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 8.20% or 1.70 to 22.42. Shares in Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 136.92% or 7.12 to 12.32. Shares in Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 75.00% or 2.100 to 4.900. Shares in Sundial Growers Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 70.30% or 1.16 to 2.81.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.02% to 21.85.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.27% or 4.90 to $1842.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.39% or 0.23 to hit $58.59 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.12 to trade at $61.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.2127, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 104.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 90.377.

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