Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the rose 0.14% to hit a new 1-month high, while the index fell 0.07%, and the index fell 0.22%.
The best performers of the session on the were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.62% or 1.23 points to trade at 48.20 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) added 2.00% or 4.59 points to end at 233.61 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) was up 1.97% or 2.32 points to 120.23 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.94% or 4.33 points to trade at 218.75 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.34% or 1.99 points to end at 146.31 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was down 1.10% or 2.34 points to 209.81.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:) which rose 8.21% to 47.95, Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE:) which was up 3.90% to settle at 135.43 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which gained 3.76% to close at 10.76.
The worst performers were Progressive Corp (NYSE:) which was down 5.59% to 72.68 in late trade, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:) which lost 4.66% to settle at 12.90 and MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.30% to 330.29 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 104.64% to 16.98, Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 59.56% to settle at 2.920 and Francescas Holdings (NASDAQ:) which gained 28.47% to close at 18.14.
The worst performers were Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 70.00% to 0.324 in late trade, Energy Focu (NASDAQ:) which lost 21.27% to settle at 0.43 and Alpine Immune Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 21.63% to 3.840 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1544 to 1416 and 76 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1473 rose and 1177 declined, while 104 ended unchanged.
Shares in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.97% or 2.32 to 120.23. Shares in Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 70.00% or 0.756 to 0.324. Shares in Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 59.56% or 1.090 to 2.920.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.38% to 13.74 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.76% or 11.40 to $1496.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.45% or 0.25 to hit $54.84 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.23 to trade at $60.15 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1075, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 108.08.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 98.198.
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