U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.03%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.03%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.02%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.18%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 2.00% or 2.12 points to trade at 108.12 at the close. Meanwhile, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) added 1.28% or 3.44 points to end at 273.00 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 1.06% or 0.38 points to 36.28 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), which fell 1.80% or 2.07 points to trade at 112.93 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) declined 1.29% or 2.50 points to end at 190.75 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was down 1.22% or 3.16 points to 256.54.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MKTX) which rose 10.25% to 363.28, Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) which was up 9.00% to settle at 116.10 and Warner Bros Discovery Inc (NASDAQ:WBD) which gained 8.59% to close at 14.53.

The worst performers were Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) which was down 8.68% to 76.62 in late trade, Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) which lost 5.85% to settle at 58.30 and Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) which was down 5.50% to 243.80 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Minerva Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:UTRS) which rose 65.90% to 0.38, Alvarium Tiedemann Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ALTI) which was up 65.41% to settle at 15.40 and GeoVax Labs Inc (NASDAQ:GOVX) which gained 58.89% to close at 1.11.

The worst performers were Grom Social Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:GROM) which was down 35.63% to 2.06 in late trade, Helbiz Inc (NASDAQ:HLBZ) which lost 29.76% to settle at 0.29 and Waitr Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ASAP) which was down 27.79% to 0.42 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1638 to 1393 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1926 rose and 1740 declined, while 174 ended unchanged.

Shares in Alvarium Tiedemann Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ALTI) rose to all time highs; rising 65.41% or 6.09 to 15.40.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.63% to 19.08.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.61% or 11.75 to $1,947.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.47% or 0.38 to hit $80.51 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.30% or 0.26 to trade at $86.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.28% to 1.09, while USD/JPY fell 0.46% to 129.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 101.40.

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