U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.32%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.32%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.48%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.01%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 4.55% or 8.35 points to trade at 192.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 3.86% or 8.10 points to end at 218.01 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 3.11% or 2.98 points to 98.78 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 3.54% or 2.23 points to trade at 60.78 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) declined 3.36% or 4.77 points to end at 137.25 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was down 2.50% or 3.25 points to 126.62.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were People’s United Financial Inc (NASDAQ:PBCT) which rose 15.11% to 18.05, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) which was up 13.35% to settle at 45.25 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) which gained 9.28% to close at 86.19.

The worst performers were Viatris Inc (NASDAQ:VTRS) which was down 13.73% to 15.71 in late trade, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which lost 10.27% to settle at 22.36 and Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) which was down 6.96% to 726.91 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:RETO) which rose 93.22% to 2.280, Taoping Inc (NASDAQ:TAOP) which was up 74.01% to settle at 12.2500 and Celsion Corp (NASDAQ:CLSN) which gained 53.16% to close at 2.910.

The worst performers were Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ:OTIC) which was down 42.30% to 3.11 in late trade, Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) which lost 40.38% to settle at 30.25 and Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BCLI) which was down 32.90% to 4.63 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1625 to 1479 and 71 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1828 fell and 1366 advanced, while 60 ended unchanged.

Shares in People’s United Financial Inc (NASDAQ:PBCT) rose to 52-week highs; rising 15.11% or 2.37 to 18.05. Shares in TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 13.35% or 5.33 to 45.25. Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.55% or 8.35 to 192.00. Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.86% or 8.10 to 218.01. Shares in ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:RETO) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 93.22% or 1.100 to 2.280. Shares in Taoping Inc (NASDAQ:TAOP) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 74.01% or 5.2100 to 12.2500.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.40% to 22.80.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.70% or 30.15 to $1807.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.76% or 2.23 to hit $61.49 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 3.43% or 2.13 to trade at $64.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.2157, while USD/JPY fell 0.35% to 105.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 90.075.

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