U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%

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© Reuters U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.58%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.26%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.33%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 1.65% or 2.49 points to trade at 153.49 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 0.64% or 2.52 points to end at 394.85 and Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was up 0.38% or 0.61 points to 163.28 in late trade.

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The worst performers of the session were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V), which fell 4.70% or 10.12 points to trade at 205.06 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 2.86% or 11.54 points to end at 391.55 and Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) was down 1.80% or 1.51 points to 82.60.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) which rose 5.83% to 73.55, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) which was up 3.25% to settle at 1089.01 and General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) which gained 3.19% to close at 64.61.

The worst performers were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was down 7.31% to 6.720 in late trade, APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) which lost 6.62% to settle at 27.66 and HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) which was down 6.12% to 32.54 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INM) which rose 39.29% to 1.950, Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EYPT) which was up 30.96% to settle at 18.400 and Where Food Comes From Inc (NASDAQ:WFCF) which gained 29.26% to close at 14.60.

The worst performers were StoneCo Ltd (NASDAQ:STNE) which was down 34.62% to 20.70 in late trade, Odonate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ODT) which lost 29.39% to settle at 2.330 and Bit Brother Ltd (NASDAQ:BTB) which was down 28.93% to 1.2650 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2251 to 1004 and 130 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2637 fell and 1108 advanced, while 180 ended unchanged.

Shares in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) rose to all time highs; rising 3.19% or 2.00 to 64.61. Shares in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) rose to all time highs; rising 0.64% or 2.52 to 394.85. Shares in StoneCo Ltd (NASDAQ:STNE) fell to 52-week lows; down 34.62% or 10.96 to 20.70. Shares in Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EYPT) rose to 52-week highs; up 30.96% or 4.350 to 18.400. Shares in Odonate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ODT) fell to all time lows; falling 29.39% or 0.970 to 2.330.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.52% to 17.11.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.81% or 14.95 to $1869.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.09% or 2.46 to hit $77.28 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.80% or 2.31 to trade at $80.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1321, while USD/JPY fell 0.60% to 114.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.793.

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