Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Oil&Gas and Technology sectors led shares higher while losses in the Utilities, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.37%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.11%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.54%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which rose 1.85% or 1.09 points to trade at 59.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) added 1.76% or 0.86 points to end at 49.83 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) was up 1.14% or 3.43 points to 303.10 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which fell 6.98% or 12.18 points to trade at 162.27 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) declined 2.32% or 5.01 points to end at 210.55 and Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) was down 1.98% or 4.47 points to 220.94.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper&Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) which rose 9.34% to 41.02, Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) which was up 8.89% to settle at 46.40 and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) which gained 7.44% to close at 106.39.
The worst performers were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) which was down 6.98% to 162.27 in late trade, Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) which lost 4.97% to settle at 412.54 and Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) which was down 3.55% to 114.55 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nuzee Inc (NASDAQ:NUZE) which rose 151.74% to 5.060, Root Inc (NASDAQ:ROOT) which was up 32.98% to settle at 6.21 and Summer Infant Inc (NASDAQ:SUMR) which gained 28.05% to close at 10.50.
The worst performers were Nisun International Enterprise Development Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ:NISN) which was down 40.93% to 9.54 in late trade, Titan Medical Inc (NASDAQ:TMDI) which lost 25.15% to settle at 1.2200 and Huadi International Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ:HUDI) which was down 24.57% to 21.120 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1897 to 1327 and 110 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2106 rose and 1547 declined, while 160 ended unchanged.
Shares in Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) rose to all time highs; up 7.44% or 7.37 to 106.39.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.93% to 17.62.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.86% or 15.95 to $1864.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.15% or 0.12 to hit $81.22 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.07% or 0.06 to trade at $82.58 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1449, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 114.06.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 95.153.