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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.52%

Stock MarketsSep 16, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.52%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.31%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which rose 2.16% or 2.62 points to trade at 124.12 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 1.68% or 0.81 points to end at 49.01 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) was up 1.50% or 1.09 points to 73.73 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which fell 1.94% or 2.37 points to trade at 119.75 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 1.61% or 2.22 points to end at 135.80 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was down 1.58% or 1.86 points to 115.57.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) which rose 16.89% to 28.45, Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which was up 14.33% to settle at 47.40 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) which gained 12.17% to close at 28.12.

The worst performers were American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) which was down 7.28% to 27.77 in late trade, Amcor (NYSE:AMCR) which lost 5.38% to settle at 9.67 and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) which was down 4.88% to 40.33 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Alder Bioph (NASDAQ:ALDR) which rose 83.90% to 18.50, Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WINS) which was up 61.37% to settle at 27.40 and Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:AMR) which gained 50.34% to close at 0.11.

The worst performers were Overstockcom Inc (NASDAQ:OSTK) which was down 20.78% to 19.75 in late trade, Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:WLFC) which lost 20.55% to settle at 58.79 and Endurance International Group Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EIGI) which was down 19.68% to 4.57 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1581 to 1361 and 87 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1435 rose and 1231 declined, while 92 ended unchanged.

Shares in Alder Bioph (NASDAQ:ALDR) rose to 52-week highs; rising 83.90% or 8.44 to 18.50.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.77% to 14.67.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.42% or 6.35 to $1505.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 12.52% or 6.86 to hit $61.66 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $68.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1004, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 108.10.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 98.185.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.52%
 

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