U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.42% By Investing.com

© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.42%

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

At the close in NYSE, the lost 0.42%, while the index declined 0.97%, and the index fell 2.22%.

The best performers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 2.70% or 13.99 points to trade at 531.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) added 2.60% or 4.62 points to end at 182.23 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was up 2.32% or 3.52 points to 154.99 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:), which fell 4.44% or 9.32 points to trade at 200.82 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) declined 3.66% or 11.38 points to end at 299.50 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) was down 3.13% or 7.08 points to 219.01.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:) which rose 4.56% to 305.84, NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:) which was up 4.23% to settle at 39.21 and Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 4.20% to close at 239.00.

The worst performers were Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:) which was down 6.80% to 20.68 in late trade, Penn National Gaming Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 6.72% to settle at 39.02 and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 6.67% to 72.01 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Advent Technologies Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 79.70% to 3.63, Moxian Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 39.76% to settle at 2.32 and Mobiquity Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 29.63% to close at 2.10.

The worst performers were Guardforce AI Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 32.54% to 1.14 in late trade, GWG Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 25.14% to settle at 2.62 and Integrated Media Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 21.44% to 20.52 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2268 to 939 and 106 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2790 fell and 1136 advanced, while 176 ended unchanged.

Shares in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.56% or 13.35 to 305.84. Shares in Penn National Gaming Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 6.72% or 2.81 to 39.02. Shares in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.20% or 9.64 to 239.00. Shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 2.70% or 13.99 to 531.75. Shares in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.60% or 4.62 to 182.23. Shares in Walmart Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 2.32% or 3.52 to 154.99. Shares in GWG Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 25.14% or 0.88 to 2.62.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.09% to 22.10.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.12% or 2.40 to $1,925.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 4.89% or 4.99 to hit $96.97 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 4.57% or 4.87 to trade at $101.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.04% to 1.09, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 123.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 99.65.

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