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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.28%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Industrials and Financials sectors

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Industrials and Financials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Healthcare, Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.28%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.05%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 2.03% or 8.67 points to trade at 435.44 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 1.16% or 1.60 points to end at 139.58 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) was up 1.03% or 0.81 points to 79.47 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which fell 4.91% or 12.90 points to trade at 250.08 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) declined 2.46% or 4.63 points to end at 183.67 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was down 1.41% or 0.78 points to 54.72.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) which rose 14.11% to 68.82, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) which was up 10.27% to settle at 2.900 and Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) which gained 10.03% to close at 36.21.

The worst performers were Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL) which was down 15.06% to 26.01 in late trade, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) which lost 4.91% to settle at 250.08 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) which was down 4.77% to 48.54 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) which rose 83.78% to 0.26, Midatech Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:MTP) which was up 54.78% to settle at 0.790 and BroadVision Inc (NASDAQ:BVSN) which gained 40.50% to close at 1.70.

The worst performers were Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGYP) which was down 65.41% to 0.070 in late trade, Weight Watchers International Inc (NASDAQ:WTW) which lost 34.49% to settle at 19.37 and Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:AMR) which was down 32.47% to 0.23 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1520 to 1450 and 136 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1421 rose and 1194 declined, while 103 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL) fell to 5-year lows; falling 15.06% or 4.61 to 26.01. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) rose to all time highs; rising 2.03% or 8.67 to 435.44. Shares in Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGYP) fell to all time lows; losing 65.41% or 0.131 to 0.070. Shares in Weight Watchers International Inc (NASDAQ:WTW) fell to 52-week lows; down 34.49% or 10.20 to 19.37. Shares in Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:AMR) fell to all time lows; losing 32.47% or 0.11 to 0.23.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.41% to 14.70.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.52% or 6.90 to $1321.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.70% or 1.50 to hit $57.00 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $66.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.1382, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 110.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.037.