Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the declined 0.16%, while the index added 0.11%, and the index climbed 0.14%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Chevron Corporation (NYSE:), which rose 1.35% or 1.42 points to trade at 106.50 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) added 1.08% or 1.07 points to end at 100.36 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.03% or 0.65 points to 63.94 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which lost 2.15% or 2.41 points to trade at 109.66 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 1.25% or 2.31 points to end at 183.18 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) shed 0.99% or 0.36 points to 36.01.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 17.83% to 121.29, Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 12.65% to settle at 108.16 and Coty Inc (NYSE:) which gained 11.86% to close at 19.95.
The worst performers were Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.79% to 1.29 in late trade, Priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:) which lost 4.54% to settle at 1824.41 and Allergan Plc (NYSE:) which was down 3.69% to 229.72 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ITUS Corp (NASDAQ:) which rose 47.83% to 1.700, MannKind Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 42.86% to settle at 1.600 and Neuralstem Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 36.18% to close at 3.9900.
The worst performers were Rocket Fuel Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 35.28% to 3.210 in late trade, Concordia International Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 30.29% to settle at 1.45 and Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.22% to 2.950 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2045 to 1146 and 49 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1336 rose and 1166 declined, while 99 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.71% to 10.13.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.32% or 3.85 to $1219.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.16% or 1.45 to hit $47.33 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 3.00% or 1.46 to trade at $50.19 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.0866, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 114.25.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.51.
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