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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%

Stock MarketsApr 19, 2018 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Technology and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.34%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.57%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.78%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which rose 7.59% or 7.22 points to trade at 102.37 at the close. Meanwhile, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) added 2.42% or 0.33 points to end at 13.99 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was up 2.20% or 2.40 points to 111.72 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which fell 3.27% or 2.53 points to trade at 74.95 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 2.83% or 5.04 points to end at 172.80 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was down 2.59% or 1.39 points to 52.22.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) which rose 7.59% to 102.37, Snap-On Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) which was up 6.23% to settle at 152.59 and Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) which gained 5.70% to close at 55.24.

The worst performers were Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) which was down 15.58% to 85.64 in late trade, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) which lost 8.76% to settle at 252.78 and Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) which was down 6.57% to 190.39 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aytu BioScience Inc (NASDAQ:AYTU) which rose 15.28% to 0.6110, Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EYPT) which was up 15.13% to settle at 1.750 and Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BPTH) which gained 14.46% to close at 1.900.

The worst performers were Argos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ARGS) which was down 69.29% to 0.34 in late trade, Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) which lost 64.05% to settle at 2.66 and Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) which was down 34.41% to 0.6100 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2067 to 977 and 142 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1542 fell and 993 advanced, while 139 ended unchanged.

Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; up 7.59% or 7.22 to 102.37. Shares in Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) fell to 52-week lows; falling 15.58% or 15.80 to 85.64. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; up 7.59% or 7.22 to 102.37. Shares in Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.27% or 2.53 to 74.95. Shares in Argos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ARGS) fell to all time lows; losing 69.29% or 0.76 to 0.34. Shares in Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) fell to 5-year lows; losing 64.05% or 4.74 to 2.66. Shares in Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) fell to 5-year lows; falling 34.41% or 0.3200 to 0.6100.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.01% to 16.07.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.38% or 5.10 to $1348.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.44% or 0.30 to hit $68.17 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.18 to trade at $73.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.2350, while USD/JPY rose 0.13% to 107.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 89.60.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%
 

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