U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.23%

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

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.23%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.03%.


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The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), which rose 6.15% or 10.57 points to trade at 182.57 at the close. Meanwhile, Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) added 0.94% or 1.52 points to end at 162.53 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 0.89% or 2.98 points to 336.89 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which fell 4.51% or 2.27 points to trade at 48.04 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) declined 3.62% or 18.28 points to end at 486.20 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 2.16% or 2.18 points to 98.75.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were SVB Financial Group (OTC:SIVBQ) which rose 69.77% to 0.93, Signature Bank (OTC:SBNY) which was up 27.39% to settle at 0.19 and First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) which gained 12.40% to close at 14.14.

The worst performers were CDW Corp (NASDAQ:CDW) which was down 13.23% to 165.12 in late trade, Elevance Health Inc (NYSE:ELV) which lost 5.33% to settle at 457.33 and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) which was down 5.20% to 14.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were SAITECH Global Corp (NASDAQ:SAI) which rose 67.53% to 4.20, China Jo-Jo Drugstores Inc (NASDAQ:CJJD) which was up 64.44% to settle at 1.11 and Jupiter Wellness Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:JWAC) which gained 48.51% to close at 10.47.

The worst performers were Allarity Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALLR) which was down 43.54% to 0.65 in late trade, SMX Security Matters Ord Shs Class A (NASDAQ:SMX) which lost 34.29% to settle at 1.60 and Oblong Inc (NASDAQ:OBLG) which was down 32.17% to 2.34 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1591 to 1352 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1806 rose and 1784 declined, while 161 ended unchanged.

Shares in Allarity Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALLR) fell to all time lows; losing 43.54% or 0.51 to 0.65.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.20% to 16.46 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.63% or 12.75 to $2,006.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.20% or 1.78 to hit $79.12 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 2.06% or 1.75 to trade at $83.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.16% to 1.10, while USD/JPY rose 0.50% to 134.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 101.67.

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