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U.S. equities mixed at close of trade

U.S. shares were mixed at close of trade as Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.32%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.32% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.04%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which rose 2.80% or 4.51 points to trade at 165.30 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) added 1.74% or 0.83 points to end at 48.56 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 1.43% or 1.71 points to 121.13 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which lost 1.14% or 0.54 points to trade at 46.66 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 1.09% or 1.22 points to end at 110.40 and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shed 1.08% or 2.37 points to 217.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which rose 4.17% to 169.34, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) which was up 4.08% to settle at 43.60 and Under Armour Inc. C (NYSE:UA) which gained 3.03% to close at 18.700.

The worst performers were Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE:DRI) which was down 3.06% to 112.89 in late trade, Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) which lost 2.87% to settle at 44.74 and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG) which was down 2.65% to 467.37 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cool Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:AWSM) which rose 80.95% to 19.000, Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ:ASTC) which was up 71.47% to settle at 5.590 and Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) which gained 49.12% to close at 0.650.

The worst performers were GTX Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) which was down 92.27% to 1.8000 in late trade, Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:TTNP) which lost 56.67% to settle at 0.2167 and Bio Path Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BPTH) which was down 36.46% to 0.610 at the close.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.95% to 11.57 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.64% or 7.80 to $1203.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.74% or 0.52 to hit $70.84 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $78.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1754, while USD/JPY rose 0.05% to 112.54.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 93.77.