Shares in the United States closed mixed at the end of trading on Friday, as the indices were associated with the highest, and gains were recorded in the sectors of public institutions, communications and finance. On the other hand, losses were recorded in the sectors of technology, consumer services and consumer goods, where indices led down.
At the end of trading in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded a rise of 0.17%, and reached a record high within a month, while the S&P 500 index strengthened its position at 0.06% and the Nasdaq index fell by 0.87%.
Among the leading stocks today in the Dow Jones Industrial Average emerged American Express (NYSE: AXP), whose value rose 3.38%, or 3.24 points, and reached a price of 99.16 at closing. On the other hand, Traveler Cos Company (NYSE: TRV) rose at 3.18%, or 3.62 points, and closed at 117.36, while Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE: RTX) increased 2.27%, or 1.36 points, at 61.23 at the end of the session.
As for the performance of the weakest at the end of trading the day, it closed Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), which fell 2.27%, or 10.34 points, to trade at 444.45 at the close. Microsoft Group (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares fell 1.79%, or 3.87 points, at 212.48, while Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) closed down 1.27%, or 2.18 points, at 170.02.
On the other hand, the best performance in the S&P 500 was recorded by Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB), which rose 10.10% at a price of 305.71, United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is the other, continuing to rise at 7.86%. And it closed at 156.90 levels, as well as the share of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST), which rose 6.88% and ended its trading at a price of 11.50.
Among the weaker stocks today, we mention Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), which fell 10.94% and closed at 355.66, and Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE: FLT), which lost 8.51% at 240.61, and Fortinet. (NASDAQ: FTNT), which weakened 6.10% and closed at 131.00 today’s session on the stock exchange.
On the other hand, the best performance in the Nasdaq index was recorded by Conduent Inc (NASDAQ: CNDT), which rose by 82.74% at a price of 4.13, Addex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: ADXN) is the other and continued to rise at 80.69% and closed at levels 21.00, and the share of Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) rose 56.66%, and ended its trading at 25.77.
Among the weaker stocks today, we mention Everspin Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: MRAM), which fell by 25.73% and closed at 6.35, and Nova Lifestyle I (NASDAQ: NVFY), which lost 23.53% at 1.820 shares. Aditx Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ADTX), weakened 23.03% and closed at 5.85 today’s session on the stock exchange.
The number of gainers exceeded the number of shares that closed lower in trading on the New York Stock Exchange with 1910 compared to 1132, while 82 remained unchanged. On the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1641 of the stocks strengthened their position and 1133 declined, while 81 of the shares maintained their value.
United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) shares climbed to an all-time high, rising 7.86%, or 11.43 points, at a price of 156.90. Addex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: ADXN) climbed to an all-time high, and continued to rise towards 80.69%, or 9.38 points, at 21.00.
500 Volatility Index, which measures the implied standard deviation of options on the S&P 500 Index traded 1.94% lower and closed at 22.21 by hitting a record high within 3 months.
Futures fell on gold for October delivery 1.08 or 22.25% and closed at a price of $ 2036.15 per ounce. As for trading other commodities, WTI crude oil futures for September delivery fell 0.93% or 0.39, and reached a price of $ 41.56 per barrel, while the October contract for Brent crude contracts decreased by 0.95% or 0.43 points, and closed at $ 44.66 per barrel.
EUR / USD lost 0.73% and traded at 1.1788 levels, while the USD / JPY pair continued its rise towards 0.36% and reached 105.92 levels.
The dollar index contracts were trading up by 0.67% at 93.390.