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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.10%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.10%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which rose 2.80% or 7.77 points to trade at 285.63 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) added 1.44% or 3.28 points to end at 231.59 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 1.36% or 2.36 points to 175.72 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which fell 6.26% or 9.99 points to trade at 149.59 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 1.08% or 0.62 points to end at 56.81 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was down 0.67% or 1.44 points to 213.61.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) which rose 3.56% to 36.62, Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) which was up 3.31% to settle at 467.75 and Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) which gained 3.09% to close at 171.99.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) which was down 7.16% to 48.23 in late trade, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) which lost 6.26% to settle at 149.59 and Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which was down 2.91% to 8.010 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Zivo Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ:ZIVO) which rose 57.97% to 5.450, Paltalk Inc (NASDAQ:PALT) which was up 36.99% to settle at 4.0100 and Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) which gained 34.30% to close at 15.820.

The worst performers were Color Star Technology Co Ltd (NASDAQ:CSCW) which was down 35.06% to 0.5650 in late trade, Xos Inc (NASDAQ:XOS) which lost 21.47% to settle at 5.560 and Kintara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KTRA) which was down 21.43% to 0.8800 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1862 to 1319 and 136 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2008 fell and 1495 advanced, while 175 ended unchanged.

Shares in Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) rose to all time highs; rising 3.31% or 14.97 to 467.75. Shares in Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) rose to all time highs; up 2.80% or 7.77 to 285.63. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; rising 1.36% or 2.36 to 175.72. Shares in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) fell to 52-week lows; down 0.67% or 1.44 to 213.61. Shares in Paltalk Inc (NASDAQ:PALT) rose to 52-week highs; rising 36.99% or 1.0828 to 4.0100. Shares in Xos Inc (NASDAQ:XOS) fell to all time lows; falling 21.47% or 1.520 to 5.560. Shares in Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 34.30% or 4.040 to 15.820. Shares in Kintara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KTRA) fell to 52-week lows; down 21.43% or 0.2400 to 0.8800.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.72% to 17.75.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.10% or 1.80 to $1748.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.87% or 0.64 to hit $73.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.98% or 0.76 to trade at $78.01 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1720, while USD/JPY rose 0.42% to 110.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 93.278.

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