U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.05%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.09%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 3.12% or 7.70 points to trade at 254.72 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 2.91% or 1.99 points to end at 70.41 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 2.80% or 10.43 points to 382.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), which fell 2.29% or 3.87 points to trade at 165.38 at the close. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) declined 1.86% or 4.42 points to end at 233.52 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was down 1.50% or 2.02 points to 132.83.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) which rose 13.71% to 13.77, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) which was up 13.70% to settle at 30.20 and APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) which gained 10.87% to close at 23.06.

The worst performers were Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) which was down 9.33% to 105.77 in late trade, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) which lost 4.78% to settle at 447.05 and Invesco Plc (NYSE:IVZ) which was down 4.73% to 27.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Orbital Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:OEG) which rose 113.80% to 7.590, ENGlobal Corporation (NASDAQ:ENG) which was up 40.62% to settle at 3.6000 and Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ:AEMD) which gained 33.33% to close at 2.320.

The worst performers were Immunovant Inc (NASDAQ:IMVT) which was down 36.74% to 9.59 in late trade, Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:MUDS) which lost 15.09% to settle at 11.59 and Shineco Inc (NASDAQ:TYHT) which was down 12.97% to 6.9100 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2329 to 908 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2155 rose and 1232 declined, while 116 ended unchanged.

Shares in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 13.71% or 1.66 to 13.77. Shares in Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 13.70% or 3.64 to 30.20. Shares in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) rose to all time highs; up 2.80% or 10.43 to 382.45. Shares in Immunovant Inc (NASDAQ:IMVT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 36.74% or 5.57 to 9.59.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.80% to 17.90.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.19% or 3.60 to $1901.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.43% or 1.61 to hit $67.93 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.75% or 1.21 to trade at $70.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.2215, while USD/JPY fell 0.05% to 109.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 89.907.