© Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the rose 0.03%, while the index climbed 0.01%, and the index declined 0.30%.

The best performers of the session on the were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.92% or 1.22 points to trade at 42.94 at the close. Meanwhile, Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) added 2.60% or 4.05 points to end at 159.65 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was up 2.14% or 4.91 points to 233.91 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which fell 5.07% or 6.44 points to trade at 120.70 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) declined 4.32% or 8.94 points to end at 197.82 and 3M Company (NYSE:) was down 2.13% or 3.13 points to 143.83.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were VF Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 6.07% to 47.32, American Tower Corp (NYSE:) which was up 4.73% to settle at 244.28 and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:) which gained 4.39% to close at 298.85.

The worst performers were Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 22.47% to 71.87 in late trade, Deere & Company (NYSE:) which lost 14.07% to settle at 313.31 and Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:) which was down 7.23% to 181.89 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were GeoVax Labs Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 90.18% to 1.39, SIGA Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 43.35% to settle at 12.40 and Redbox Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 40.00% to close at 5.32.

The worst performers were Athersys Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 65.54% to 0.26 in late trade, Evofem Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 63.17% to settle at 0.41 and Lixiang Education Holding Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 51.81% to 2.00 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1656 to 1492 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2073 fell and 1669 advanced, while 224 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 22.47% or 20.83 to 71.87. Shares in Deere & Company (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 14.07% or 51.31 to 313.31. Shares in Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 7.23% or 14.18 to 181.89. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.07% or 6.44 to 120.70. Shares in Athersys Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 65.54% or 0.50 to 0.26. Shares in SIGA Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 43.35% or 3.75 to 12.40. Shares in Evofem Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 63.17% or 0.69 to 0.41. Shares in Lixiang Education Holding Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 51.81% or 2.15 to 2.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.27% to 29.43.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.12% or 2.24 to $1,843.44 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.68% or 0.75 to hit $110.64 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.96 to trade at $113.00 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.28% to 1.06, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 127.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 103.08.

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