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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.36%

Stock Markets6 minutes ago (Jun 07, 2021 04:25PM ET)

(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.36% – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare, Technology and Utilities sectors led shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.36%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.49%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which rose 1.22% or 3.05 points to trade at 253.84 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) added 1.06% or 2.65 points to end at 252.57 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 0.58% or 0.95 points to 165.95 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which fell 1.78% or 1.32 points to trade at 72.79 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) declined 1.76% or 4.30 points to end at 239.72 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was down 1.59% or 1.12 points to 69.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) which rose 38.33% to 395.82, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) which was up 10.15% to settle at 222.53 and Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) which gained 4.15% to close at 58.91.

The worst performers were United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) which was down 4.87% to 315.91 in late trade, Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) which lost 3.96% to settle at 96.39 and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which was down 3.39% to 16.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) which rose 60.27% to 5.93, Nextdecade Corp (NASDAQ:NEXT) which was up 42.62% to settle at 3.48 and Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) which gained 38.33% to close at 395.82.

The worst performers were PDS Biotechnology Corp (NASDAQ:PDSB) which was down 26.53% to 9.390 in late trade, Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:HOOK) which lost 24.32% to settle at 12.76 and MoSys Inc (NASDAQ:MOSY) which was down 22.28% to 7.080 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1792 to 1398 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2215 rose and 1163 declined, while 108 ended unchanged.

Shares in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) rose to 5-year highs; up 38.33% or 109.68 to 395.82. Shares in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) rose to all time highs; gaining 10.15% or 20.51 to 222.53. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; up 0.58% or 0.95 to 165.95. Shares in EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 60.27% or 2.23 to 5.93. Shares in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 38.33% or 109.68 to 395.82.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.42 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.52% or 9.80 to $1901.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.57% or 0.40 to hit $69.22 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.60% or 0.43 to trade at $71.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.2191, while USD/JPY fell 0.20% to 109.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 89.972.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.36%

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