U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.15%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.15%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 0.83% or 4.25 points to trade at 518.63 at the close. Meanwhile, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) added 0.52% or 0.73 points to end at 141.76 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 0.47% or 0.69 points to 147.04 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 1.73% or 0.66 points to trade at 37.55 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 1.72% or 0.90 points to end at 51.38 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 1.61% or 1.57 points to 95.86.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) which rose 4.65% to 216.45, Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) which was up 3.23% to settle at 88.01 and McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) which gained 3.10% to close at 331.20.

The worst performers were Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) which was down 5.10% to 36.81 in late trade, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) which lost 4.67% to settle at 39.59 and Smith AO Corporation (NYSE:AOS) which was down 4.43% to 56.97 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aditx Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ADTX) which rose 50.00% to 0.24, Waitr Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WTRH) which was up 48.49% to settle at 0.35 and Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ORMP) which gained 44.37% to close at 8.20.

The worst performers were Enjoy Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ENJY) which was down 52.12% to 0.19 in late trade, Upstart Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UPST) which lost 19.71% to settle at 27.09 and ContraFect Corp (NASDAQ:CFRX) which was down 15.95% to 2.95 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1705 to 1404 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2085 rose and 1631 declined, while 232 ended unchanged.

Shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.73% or 0.66 to 37.55. Shares in Upstart Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UPST) fell to all time lows; falling 19.71% or 6.65 to 27.09.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.52% to 24.64.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.03% or 0.50 to $1,740.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.05% or 2.11 to hit $104.84 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.40% or 2.51 to trade at $107.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.21% to 1.02, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 136.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 106.76.