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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.22%

Stock MarketsApr 24, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms, Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.22%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 1.30% or 1.74 points to trade at 135.10 at the close. Meanwhile, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) added 1.21% or 2.37 points to end at 197.63 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was up 1.10% or 0.96 points to 88.39 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which fell 3.07% or 3.74 points to trade at 118.28 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) declined 3.03% or 4.30 points to end at 137.73 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was down 2.88% or 1.66 points to 55.98.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Anadarko Petroleum Corp (NYSE:APC) which rose 11.58% to 71.40, TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) which was up 6.70% to settle at 95.83 and Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) which gained 6.50% to close at 22.93.

The worst performers were Robert Half International Inc (NYSE:RHI) which was down 8.42% to 63.00 in late trade, National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV) which lost 5.05% to settle at 26.49 and Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY) which was down 4.48% to 110.80 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Global Eagle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:ENT) which rose 47.57% to 0.769, Entegra Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ENFC) which was up 24.74% to settle at 29.50 and SSLJ.com Ltd (NASDAQ:SSLJ) which gained 23.46% to close at 4.0000.

The worst performers were Kona Grill Inc (NASDAQ:KONA) which was down 38.12% to 0.14 in late trade, Fusion Telecommunications International Inc (NASDAQ:FSNN) which lost 34.25% to settle at 0.132 and iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) which was down 23.09% to 100.42 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1493 to 1469 and 132 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1383 fell and 1248 advanced, while 101 ended unchanged.

Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rose to all time highs; up 1.30% or 1.74 to 135.10. Shares in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rose to all time highs; rising 1.21% or 2.37 to 197.63. Shares in Kona Grill Inc (NASDAQ:KONA) fell to all time lows; down 38.12% or 0.09 to 0.14. Shares in Fusion Telecommunications International Inc (NASDAQ:FSNN) fell to all time lows; falling 34.25% or 0.069 to 0.132.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.00% to 13.14.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.37% or 4.70 to $1277.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.78% or 0.52 to hit $65.78 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $74.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1155, while USD/JPY fell 0.05% to 112.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 97.792.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.22%
 

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