U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.75%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.75%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.14%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 2.06% or 3.53 points to trade at 174.88 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) added 1.70% or 2.68 points to end at 160.55 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was up 1.01% or 2.06 points to 206.08 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 5.77% or 13.12 points to trade at 214.13 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) declined 2.83% or 2.35 points to end at 80.70 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was down 2.24% or 3.50 points to 152.53.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) which rose 10.08% to 692.34, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which was up 7.80% to settle at 83.03 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which gained 4.14% to close at 329.85.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) which was down 11.95% to 50.68 in late trade, Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) which lost 8.75% to settle at 57.01 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which was down 7.12% to 34.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Greenland Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:GTEC) which rose 89.46% to 9.890, Aurora Innovation Inc (NASDAQ:AUR) which was up 51.42% to settle at 17.11 and Longeveron LLC (NASDAQ:LGVN) which gained 45.41% to close at 9.990.

The worst performers were Connect Biopharma Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTB) which was down 57.14% to 5.19 in late trade, ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:RETO) which lost 41.97% to settle at 1.7700 and Flora Growth Corp (NASDAQ:FLGC) which was down 41.06% to 2.175 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2187 to 1055 and 126 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2368 fell and 1380 advanced, while 185 ended unchanged.

Shares in Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) rose to all time highs; gaining 10.08% or 63.40 to 692.34. Shares in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.14% or 13.10 to 329.85. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; rising 1.70% or 2.68 to 160.55. Shares in Connect Biopharma Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTB) fell to all time lows; falling 57.14% or 6.92 to 5.19. Shares in Aurora Innovation Inc (NASDAQ:AUR) rose to all time highs; rising 51.42% or 5.81 to 17.11. Shares in Longeveron LLC (NASDAQ:LGVN) rose to all time highs; gaining 45.41% or 3.120 to 9.990. Shares in Flora Growth Corp (NASDAQ:FLGC) fell to all time lows; losing 41.06% or 1.515 to 2.175.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.82% to 17.91.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.70% or 13.05 to $1848.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.47% or 2.72 to hit $75.69 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.45% or 2.80 to trade at $78.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.73% to 1.1286, while USD/JPY fell 0.21% to 114.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 96.052.

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