U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.97%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.97%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.54%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.41%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 6.27% or 11.92 points to trade at 201.91 at the close. Meanwhile, Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) added 2.72% or 1.26 points to end at 47.51 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 2.71% or 1.28 points to 48.48 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 4.17% or 5.06 points to trade at 116.36 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) declined 1.82% or 4.21 points to end at 227.39 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was down 1.47% or 0.89 points to 59.85.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) which rose 12.69% to 83.66, Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:CPRI) which was up 9.83% to settle at 52.39 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) which gained 9.15% to close at 56.88.

The worst performers were Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) which was down 8.23% to 502.61 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) which lost 7.53% to settle at 47.62 and Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) which was down 7.53% to 496.07 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) which rose 103.28% to 11.77, Greenwich Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ:GLSI) which was up 61.74% to settle at 37.20 and Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:ANCN) which gained 39.82% to close at 4.670.

The worst performers were Soleno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SLNO) which was down 48.70% to 1.380 in late trade, AnaptysBio Inc (NASDAQ:ANAB) which lost 33.80% to settle at 19.51 and Highpeak Energy Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:HPK) which was down 23.55% to 8.28 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1886 to 1161 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1680 rose and 1643 declined, while 87 ended unchanged.

Shares in ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 12.69% or 9.42 to 83.66. Shares in Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:CPRI) rose to 52-week highs; up 9.83% or 4.69 to 52.39. Shares in Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) rose to 52-week highs; rising 9.15% or 4.77 to 56.88. Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rose to all time highs; up 6.27% or 11.92 to 201.91. Shares in Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) rose to 52-week highs; rising 103.28% or 5.98 to 11.77. Shares in Soleno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SLNO) fell to 52-week lows; losing 48.70% or 1.310 to 1.380.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.28% to 25.47.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.11% or 1.85 to $1681.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.45% or 0.29 to hit $64.97 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.15% or 0.10 to trade at $68.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1850, while USD/JPY rose 0.08% to 108.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 92.420.