The Nasdaq Index closes the session up moderately at 0.22%

At market close, the flagship index of the US technology exchange rises by 0.22% to 12563.76 points.

The trading session was moderately active with a trading volume of 124.42 billion dollars. 762.83 million shares changed hands. 56 stocks finished in the green and 43 were down.

The best performance of the day was attributed to VeriSign with 4.65% to 183.14 dollars. In second place on the podium, Moderna closed the session at 146.54 dollars, up 3.14%, followed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals at 269.11 dollars (2.73%).

At the bottom of the pack is Okta. The stock ends the trading session down -5.04% to 117.72 dollars. Atlassian and Booking Holdings are also lagging behind.

Several stocks (Activision Blizzard, Biogen, Booking Holdings, CDW/DE, Cerner, eBay, Fiserv, Honeywell, IDEXX Laboratories, Keurig Dr Pepper, Marriott International, Match Group, Starbucks, VeriSign, Workday et Xcel Energy) recorded large trading volumes, one-third higher than their daily average.