U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03% By Investing.com

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, 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 0.03%, while the index lost 0.09%, and the index fell 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the were Visa Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.13% or 1.73 points to trade at 154.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) added 1.11% or 2.02 points to end at 183.73 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.09% or 0.94 points to 86.87 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:), which fell 1.95% or 0.82 points to trade at 41.19 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) declined 1.71% or 0.93 points to end at 53.44 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.56% or 0.87 points to 55.03.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:) which rose 4.98% to 22.99, KKR & Co LP (F:) which was up 4.58% to settle at 21.24 and Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.59% to close at 176.53.

The worst performers were Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 7.49% to 111.64 in late trade, L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which lost 3.14% to settle at 26.23 and Assurant Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.04% to 98.20 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 368.21% to 7.0700, Oxbridge Re Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 54.17% to settle at 1.48 and Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 40.53% to close at 1.199.

The worst performers were Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 58.13% to 0.58 in late trade, FTD Companies Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 22.70% to settle at 1.26 and CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 21.57% to 3.490 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1623 to 1363 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1448 fell and 1163 advanced, while 101 ended unchanged.

Shares in Visa Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.13% or 1.73 to 154.20. Shares in Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 368.21% or 5.5600 to 7.0700. Shares in Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 58.13% or 0.81 to 0.58. Shares in FTD Companies Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 22.70% or 0.37 to 1.26. Shares in CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; down 21.57% or 0.960 to 3.490.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.67% to 13.50.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.03% or 13.55 to $1295.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.41% or 0.24 to hit $58.50 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.58% or 0.39 to trade at $67.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1302, while USD/JPY rose 0.49% to 111.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.765.

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