U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.85%

© Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.85%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the gained 0.85% to hit a new all time high, while the index added 0.23%, and the index lost 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 5.54% or 13.71 points to trade at 261.19 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) added 2.59% or 5.34 points to end at 211.31 and 3M Company (NYSE:) was up 2.00% or 3.32 points to 169.02 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:), which fell 4.53% or 3.84 points to trade at 80.98 at the close. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) declined 2.43% or 1.07 points to end at 42.99 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) was down 0.79% or 1.12 points to 140.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cigna Corp (NYSE:) which rose 9.24% to 175.34, Anthem Inc (NYSE:) which was up 5.58% to settle at 303.98 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) which gained 5.54% to close at 261.19.

The worst performers were Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:) which was down 7.50% to 29.66 in late trade, Range Resources Corp (NYSE:) which lost 4.75% to settle at 6.12 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) which was down 4.53% to 80.98 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ:) which rose 132.28% to 0.5800, Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 38.46% to settle at 0.450 and Immunic Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 28.43% to close at 14.05.

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