U.S. equities mixed at close, Dow rises

Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Stocks & Shares1.3 min read

On NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.61%, the S&P 500 index advanced 0.21%, while the NASDAQ Composite index shed 0.17%

U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) added 0.61%, while the S&P 500 index advanced 0.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index shed 0.17%.

Walmart Inc was among the biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, rising 2.72% to close at 141.03. Goldman Sachs Group Inc advanced 1.84% to end at 379.46 and Boeing Co rose 1.61% to 239.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation, which shed 1.09% to 56.13 in late trade. Nike Inc lost 0.93% to close at 154.50 and Visa Inc Class A declined 0.80% to 234.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, adding 7.25% to 17.46, Capri Holdings Ltd advanced 5.55% to 57.24 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc added 4.92% to end at 93.92.

The worst performers were Hologic Inc which dropped 3.04% to 66.76 in late trade, WW Grainger Inc declined 2.19% to 438.50 and Fortinet Inc shed 2.07% to 238.20 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cuentas Inc which gained 120.86% to 6.140, Newegg Commerce Inc added 77.64% to 19.31 and Borqs Technologies Inc added 43.70% to end at 1.4300.

The worst performers were BSQUARE Corporation which shed 40.98% to 4.745 in late trade, Altimmune Inc which declined 37.92% to 9.87 and Marin Software Inc which declined 37.69% to end at 10.78.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1819 to 1388 and 127 closed unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1948 dropped and 1530 advanced, while 172 closed unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index declined 1.19% to 15.83.

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