U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.03%

Aug 02, 2018

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.03%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.49%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.24%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 2.92% or 5.89 points to trade at 207.39 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter&Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) added 1.67% or 1.35 points to end at 82.00 and Cisco Systems Inc.(NASDAQ:CSCO) was up 1.60% or 0.67 points to 42.53 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP), which fell 2.24% or 1.52 points to trade at 66.44 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) declined 1.30% or 1.63 points to end at 123.76 and Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was down 1.05% or 1.39 points to 131.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) which rose 12.17% to 49.50, PerkinElmer Inc (NYSE:PKI) which was up 8.32% to settle at 86.55 and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) which gained 7.00% to close at 397.00.

The worst performers were TripAdvisor Inc.(NASDAQ:TRIP) which was down 11.22% to 51.18 in late trade, Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) which lost 8.43% to settle at 145.73 and Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) which was down 7.76% to 35.88 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI) which rose 41.52% to 32.86, DexCom Inc (NASDAQ:DXCM) which was up 30.65% to settle at 124.69 and Wi-LAN Inc (NASDAQ:QTRH) which gained 28.70% to close at 1.390.

The worst performers were Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) which was down 56.14% to 0.100 in late trade, ReShape Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ:RSLS) which lost 51.76% to settle at 0.5306 and Cross Country Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ:CCRN) which was down 31.62% to 8.11 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1759 to 1287 and 116 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1581 rose and 995 declined, while 126 ended unchanged.

Shares in CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) rose to 52-week highs; up 12.17% or 5.37 to 49.50. Shares in PerkinElmer Inc (NYSE:PKI) rose to all time highs; up 8.32% or 6.65 to 86.55. Shares in Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) fell to 52-week lows; down 8.43% or 13.42 to 145.73. Shares in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) fell to 52-week lows; down 7.76% or 3.02 to 35.88. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; up 2.92% or 5.89 to 207.39. Shares in Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI) rose to all time highs; gaining 41.52% or 9.64 to 32.86. Shares in Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) fell to all time lows; losing 56.14% or 0.128 to 0.100. Shares in DexCom Inc (NASDAQ:DXCM) rose to all time highs; gaining 30.65% or 29.25 to 124.69. Shares in ReShape Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ:RSLS) fell to all time lows; down 51.76% or 0.5694 to 0.5306. Shares in Cross Country Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ:CCRN) fell to 3-years lows; down 31.62% or 3.75 to 8.11.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.22% to 12.20.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.90% or 11.00 to $1216.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.94% or 1.31 to hit $68.97 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.37% or 0.99 to trade at $73.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.64% to 1.1585, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 111.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 95.00.