U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.32%

6 Dec 2018

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.32%

– U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Technology and Utilities sectors led shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.32%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which rose 2.20% or 1.04 points to trade at 48.39 at the close. Meanwhile, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) added 1.90% or 2.31 points to end at 123.91 and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was up 1.74% or 2.41 points to 141.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 3.09% or 10.60 points to trade at 331.90 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) declined 1.90% or 2.04 points to end at 105.19 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) was down 1.31% or 1.04 points to 78.39.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) which rose 6.45% to 16.02, Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) which was up 6.45% to settle at 26.74 and Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM) which gained 5.31% to close at 17.07.

The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) which was down 18.05% to 41.00 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which lost 7.74% to settle at 21.69 and Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ:BHF) which was down 7.70% to 35.82 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TheStreet Inc (NASDAQ:TST) which rose 35.53% to 2.060, Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:UXIN) which was up 31.47% to settle at 3.76 and Remark Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MARK) which gained 31.39% to close at 1.800.

The worst performers were Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNAT) which was down 56.89% to 1.940 in late trade, Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ:TNXP) which lost 25.36% to settle at 3.150 and Hexindai Inc (NASDAQ:HX) which was down 25.33% to 2.24 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1909 to 1177 and 76 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1592 fell and 1058 advanced, while 83 ended unchanged.

Shares in TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) fell to 5-year lows; down 7.74% or 1.82 to 21.69. Shares in Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ:BHF) fell to all time lows; down 7.70% or 2.99 to 35.82. Shares in Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNAT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 56.89% or 2.560 to 1.940. Shares in Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ:TNXP) fell to 5-year lows; falling 25.36% or 1.070 to 3.150. Shares in Hexindai Inc (NASDAQ:HX) fell to all time lows; down 25.33% or 0.76 to 2.24.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.17% to 21.19.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.07% or 0.85 to $1243.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.25% or 1.19 to hit $51.70 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.13% or 1.31 to trade at $60.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1380, while USD/JPY fell 0.44% to 112.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.713.

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