U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.04%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.04% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.22%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which rose 1.90% or 4.03 points to trade at 215.61 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 1.89% or 6.12 points to end at 330.46 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 1.64% or 3.48 points to 215.43 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which fell 1.32% or 1.69 points to trade at 126.31 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 1.02% or 0.58 points to end at 56.77 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 0.97% or 1.84 points to 188.16.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) which rose 23.78% to 19.78, Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) which was up 9.60% to settle at 184.25 and Affiliated Managers Group Inc (NYSE:AMG) which gained 7.89% to close at 142.52.

The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which was down 14.92% to 6.75 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which lost 7.20% to settle at 9.86 and Jack Henry & Associates Inc (NASDAQ:JKHY) which was down 7.29% to 146.68 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Applied UV Inc (NASDAQ:AUVI) which rose 364.86% to 24.08, Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:KALV) which was up 116.85% to settle at 33.85 and Comstock Holding Companies Inc (NASDAQ:CHCI) which gained 98.82% to close at 8.390.

The worst performers were Big Rock Partners Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:BRPA) which was down 32.48% to 40.00 in late trade, AEterna Zentaris Inc (NASDAQ:AEZS) which lost 31.44% to settle at 2.290 and Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EKSO) which was down 22.30% to 10.1550 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1696 to 1322 and 76 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1773 rose and 1332 declined, while 65 ended unchanged.

Shares in Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) rose to 52-week highs; up 23.78% or 3.80 to 19.78. Shares in Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) rose to all time highs; up 9.60% or 16.14 to 184.25. Shares in Affiliated Managers Group Inc (NYSE:AMG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 7.89% or 10.42 to 142.52. Shares in Applied UV Inc (NASDAQ:AUVI) rose to all time highs; rising 364.86% or 18.90 to 24.08. Shares in Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:KALV) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 116.85% or 18.24 to 33.85. Shares in Comstock Holding Companies Inc (NASDAQ:CHCI) rose to 5-year highs; up 98.82% or 4.170 to 8.390.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.24% to 21.29.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.16% or 2.90 to $1837.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.74% or 0.43 to hit $58.40 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.76% or 0.46 to trade at $61.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.57% to 1.2117, while USD/JPY fell 0.62% to 104.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.55% at 90.442.