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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.16%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.11%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 1.05% or 1.63 points to trade at 156.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter&Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) added 0.76% or 1.19 points to end at 158.01 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was up 0.63% or 0.91 points to 146.49 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which fell 1.17% or 2.51 points to trade at 211.74 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) declined 1.09% or 1.71 points to end at 155.63 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was down 1.07% or 3.89 points to 360.05.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Generac Holdlings Inc (NYSE:GNRC) which rose 14.36% to 316.44, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) which was up 6.80% to settle at 325.42 and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE:WAB) which gained 6.44% to close at 95.51.

The worst performers were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) which was down 17.81% to 29.58 in late trade, Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) which lost 5.56% to settle at 104.86 and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) which was down 5.28% to 140.41 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:HOOK) which rose 54.48% to 2.070, Upstart Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UPST) which was up 35.65% to settle at 148.01 and Satellogic V Inc (NASDAQ:SATL) which gained 27.51% to close at 7.230.

The worst performers were Avenue Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ATXI) which was down 48.69% to 0.313 in late trade, Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) which lost 36.99% to settle at 144.20 and Baudax Bio Inc (NASDAQ:BXRX) which was down 26.78% to 4.6000 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2038 to 1185 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1922 rose and 1896 declined, while 211 ended unchanged.

Shares in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.09% or 1.71 to 155.63. Shares in Avenue Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ATXI) fell to all time lows; down 48.69% or 0.297 to 0.313. Shares in Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) fell to 52-week lows; down 36.99% or 84.64 to 144.20. Shares in Baudax Bio Inc (NASDAQ:BXRX) fell to 52-week highs; losing 26.78% or 1.6825 to 4.6000.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.49% to 24.29.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.82% or 15.30 to $1871.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.52% or 1.40 to hit $90.67 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.27% or 0.25 to trade at $92.00 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1375, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 115.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 95.820.

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