Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Wednesday, 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 0.33% to hit a new all time high, while the index gained 0.07%, and the index declined 0.05%.
The best performers of the session on the were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which rose 7.32% or 10.14 points to trade at 148.72 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:) added 2.00% or 1.79 points to end at 91.29 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.56% or 1.86 points to 120.98 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which fell 2.72% or 1.50 points to trade at 53.66 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.26% or 1.85 points to end at 144.49 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.00% or 0.37 points to 36.60.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) which rose 7.32% to 148.72, ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:) which was up 2.65% to settle at 28.31 and Xcel Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 2.44% to close at 61.64.
The worst performers were Mosaic Co (NYSE:) which was down 6.02% to 19.68 in late trade, Hess Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 3.95% to settle at 68.97 and Progressive Corp (NYSE:) which was down 3.75% to 71.67 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nortech Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:) which rose 48.98% to 4.100, FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 48.62% to settle at 0.810 and Ideaya Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 47.44% to close at 8.50.
The worst performers were Nuvectra Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 83.79% to 0.23 in late trade, Applied DNA Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 72.74% to settle at 5.180 and Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 54.74% to 0.2490 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1589 to 1250 and 90 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1523 fell and 1110 advanced, while 87 ended unchanged.
Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 7.32% or 10.14 to 148.72. Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 7.32% or 10.14 to 148.72. Shares in Walmart Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.56% or 1.86 to 120.98. Shares in Nuvectra Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 83.79% or 1.16 to 0.23. Shares in Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 54.74% or 0.3011 to 0.2490.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.52% to 13.00.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.72% or 10.45 to $1464.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.99% or 0.56 to hit $57.36 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.85% or 0.53 to trade at $62.59 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1006, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 108.78.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 98.190.
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