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

July 26, 2023 4:43 PM EDT

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


At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.23% to hit a new 52-week high, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.02%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.12%.


The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), which rose 8.77% or 18.77 points to trade at 232.89 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) added 2.63% or 2.89 points to end at 112.72 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) was up 1.42% or 4.63 points to 329.76 in late trade.


The worst performers of the session were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), which fell 3.72% or 13.06 points to trade at 337.92 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT) declined 1.43% or 3.74 points to end at 258.32 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) was down 0.71% or 0.38 points to 53.22.


The top performers on the S&P 500 were Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) which rose 10.44% to 238.06, Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) which was up 8.77% to settle at 232.89 and Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) which gained 7.46% to close at 38.45.


The worst performers were CoStar Group Inc (NASDAQ: CSGP) which was down 8.08% to 84.38 in late trade, Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE) which lost 7.70% to settle at 117.28 and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) which was down 6.48% to 7.22 at the close.


The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) which rose 57.72% to 93.70, Aerwins Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AWIN) which was up 44.93% to settle at 0.35 and Aceragen Inc (NASDAQ: ACGN) which gained 42.06% to close at 0.89.


The worst performers were Aurora Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: AURC) which was down 35.88% to 21.50 in late trade, Celularity Inc (NASDAQ: CELU) which lost 28.77% to settle at 0.35 and Yoshiharu Global Co (NASDAQ: YOSH) which was down 20.27% to 0.72 at the close.


Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1832 to 1107 and 97 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2172 rose and 1349 declined, while 130 ended unchanged.


Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) rose to 52-week highs; rising 8.77% or 18.77 to 232.89. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) rose to 52-week highs; rising 8.77% or 18.77 to 232.89. Shares in Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose to 52-week highs; rising 57.72% or 34.29 to 93.70. Shares in Celularity Inc (NASDAQ: CELU) fell to all time lows; falling 28.77% or 0.14 to 0.35.


The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.91% to 13.18 a new 1-month low.


Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.53% or 10.45 to $1,974.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.87% or 0.69 to hit $78.94 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.76% or 0.63 to trade at $82.62 a barrel.


EUR/USD was unchanged 0.29% to 1.11, while USD/JPY fell 0.39% to 140.35.


The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 100.78.


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