US stocks multi-directional at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%

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At the close in New York, the Dow Jones lost 0.17%, the S&P 500 gained 0.38% and the NASDAQ Composite rose 0.45%.

The leaders of growth among the components of the Dow Jones index at the end of today's trading were shares of Apple Inc., which rose in price by 4.38 points (2.85%), to close at 157.87. Home Depot Inc rose 2.79% or 11.00 points to end at 405.85. Walmart Inc rose 0.86% or 1.22 points to close at 143.16.

The biggest losers were Cisco Systems Inc, which fell 5.51% or 3.13 points to end the session at 53.63. American Express Company was up 1.89% or 3.40 points to end at 176.21 and 3M Company was down 1.70% or 3.09 points to 178. 77.

The leaders of growth among the components of the S&P 500 index at the end of today's trading were shares of Macy's Inc, which rose in price by 21.17% to 37.37, Kohls Corp, which gained 10.62%, to close at 62.48, and shares NVIDIA Corporation rose 8.25% to end 316.75.

The biggest losers were Helmerich and Payne Inc, which fell 16.48% to close at 26.16. Nektar Therapeutics shares lost 8.48% to 11.76 in the day.

The leaders of growth among the components of the NASDAQ Composite index at the end of today's trading were shares of Longeveron LLC, which rose 135.27% to 6.870, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc, which gained 78.71%, to close at 38.03, as well as Virtuoso Acquisition Corp, which were up 43.95% to end at 14.510.

The biggest losers were Amtech Systems Inc, which fell 26.61% to close at 11,200. Femasys Inc shed 20.53% to end the session at 5.11. Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. decreased in price by 22.12% to the level of 8.98.

On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that fell (2,145) exceeded the number of those that closed in positive territory (1,111), while the quotations of 123 shares remained practically unchanged. On the NASDAQ stock exchange 2610 companies fell in price, 1133 rose, and 179 remained at the level of the previous close.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which is based on S&P 500 options trading, was up 2.81% to hit 17.59.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.45% or 8.45 to $ 1,861.75 a troy ounce. In other commodities, WTI crude oil futures for January delivery rose 0.99%, or 0.77, to $ 78.32 a barrel. Futures contracts for Brent oil for January delivery rose 1.03% or 0.83 to trade at $ 81.11 a barrel.

Meanwhile, on the Forex market, the EUR / USD pair was up 0.46% to hit 1.1371, while the USD / JPY was up 0.15% to hit 114.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 95.537.

The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com

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