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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.23%

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(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.23% – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities, Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas, Consumer Services and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.23%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.28%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which rose 2.12% or 0.97 points to trade at 46.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) added 1.83% or 0.65 points to end at 36.25 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was up 1.45% or 0.86 points to 60.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), which fell 1.85% or 1.85 points to trade at 98.16 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) declined 1.72% or 0.76 points to end at 43.52 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 1.70% or 3.04 points to 175.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) which rose 7.69% to 650.74, The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) which was up 5.04% to settle at 15.63 and Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) which gained 4.30% to close at 322.30.

The worst performers were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) which was down 6.52% to 492.99 in late trade, Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) which lost 5.69% to settle at 15.07 and Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which was down 5.52% to 18.15 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were RumbleON Inc (NASDAQ:RMBL) which rose 139.37% to 25.6600, Verona Pharma PLC ADR (NASDAQ:VRNA) which was up 115.64% to settle at 10.20 and Salem Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:SALM) which gained 80.95% to close at 1.900.

The worst performers were Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ:GLBS) which was down 28.64% to 0.1627 in late trade, Lake Shore Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:LSBK) which lost 15.84% to settle at 11.32 and Capitala Finance Corp (NASDAQ:CPTA) which was down 15.10% to 2.53 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1550 to 1300 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1561 rose and 1137 declined, while 65 ended unchanged.

Shares in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) rose to all time highs; rising 7.69% or 46.49 to 650.74. Shares in Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.30% or 13.30 to 322.30. Shares in Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ:GLBS) fell to all time lows; losing 28.64% or 0.0653 to 0.1627. Shares in Verona Pharma PLC ADR (NASDAQ:VRNA) rose to 52-week highs; rising 115.64% or 5.47 to 10.20.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.29% to 25.68 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.66% or 11.80 to $1812.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.39% or 0.16 to hit $40.59 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.58% or 0.25 to trade at $43.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1431, while USD/JPY fell 0.25% to 107.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 95.963.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.23%

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