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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.13%

Stock MarketsMar 27, 2019 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare, Technology and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.46%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.63%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 1.03% or 3.83 points to trade at 374.21 at the close. Meanwhile, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) added 1.01% or 1.37 points to end at 136.35 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 0.90% or 1.68 points to 188.47 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT), which fell 1.13% or 1.11 points to trade at 97.21 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) declined 1.08% or 1.34 points to end at 122.79 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was down 0.98% or 0.52 points to 52.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were PulteGroup Inc (NYSE:PHM) which rose 5.11% to 28.78, Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) which was up 3.94% to settle at 51.67 and Brookfield Property Reit Inc Class A (NASDAQ:BPR) which gained 3.45% to close at 20.69.

The worst performers were Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) which was down 4.98% to 52.12 in late trade, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) which lost 3.61% to settle at 45.38 and Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) which was down 3.42% to 81.37 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Reebonz Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:RBZ) which rose 220.00% to 28.00, Imac Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IMAC) which was up 91.01% to settle at 7.01 and GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GRNQ) which gained 57.67% to close at 2.838000.

The worst performers were Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:PHUN) which was down 51.29% to 17.00 in late trade, Moleculin Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:MBRX) which lost 30.83% to settle at 0.83 and Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) which was down 30.81% to 0.8026 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1637 to 1334 and 126 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1523 fell and 1112 advanced, while 73 ended unchanged.

Shares in Imac Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IMAC) rose to all time highs; up 91.01% or 3.34 to 7.01. Shares in Moleculin Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:MBRX) fell to 52-week lows; falling 30.83% or 0.37 to 0.83. Shares in Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) fell to 5-year lows; down 30.81% or 0.3574 to 0.8026.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.20% to 15.15.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.50% or 6.55 to $1314.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.93% or 0.56 to hit $59.38 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.21 to trade at $67.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1245, while USD/JPY fell 0.08% to 110.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.422.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.13%
 

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