U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

14/03/2019 20:25:00 Stock Market

U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials, Telecoms and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.03%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc (NYSE:V), which rose 1.13% or 1.73 points to trade at 154.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) added 1.11% or 2.02 points to end at 183.73 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was up 1.09% or 0.94 points to 86.87 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), which fell 1.95% or 0.82 points to trade at 41.19 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) declined 1.71% or 0.93 points to end at 53.44 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was down 1.56% or 0.87 points to 55.03.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which rose 4.98% to 22.99, KKR&Co LP (F:KR51) which was up 4.58% to settle at 21.24 and Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) which gained 3.59% to close at 176.53.

The worst performers were Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) which was down 7.49% to 111.64 in late trade, L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which lost 3.14% to settle at 26.23 and Assurant Inc (NYSE:AIZ) which was down 3.04% to 98.20 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS) which rose 368.21% to 7.0700, Oxbridge Re Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:OXBR) which was up 54.17% to settle at 1.48 and Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RTTR) which gained 40.53% to close at 1.199.

The worst performers were Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ:LGCY) which was down 58.13% to 0.58 in late trade, FTD Companies Inc (NASDAQ:FTD) which lost 22.70% to settle at 1.26 and CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:CHFS) which was down 21.57% to 3.490 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1623 to 1363 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1448 fell and 1163 advanced, while 101 ended unchanged.

Shares in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rose to all time highs; rising 1.13% or 1.73 to 154.20. Shares in Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS) rose to 52-week highs; up 368.21% or 5.5600 to 7.0700. Shares in Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ:LGCY) fell to all time lows; falling 58.13% or 0.81 to 0.58. Shares in FTD Companies Inc (NASDAQ:FTD) fell to all time lows; falling 22.70% or 0.37 to 1.26. Shares in CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:CHFS) fell to 5-year lows; down 21.57% or 0.960 to 3.490.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.67% to 13.50.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.03% or 13.55 to $1295.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.41% or 0.24 to hit $58.50 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.58% or 0.39 to trade at $67.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1302, while USD/JPY rose 0.49% to 111.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.765.