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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.55%

Published 2017/04/18, 22:25
© Reuters.  U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.55%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.55%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.29%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), which rose 0.95% or 0.41 points to trade at 43.48 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 0.84% or 1.41 points to end at 168.59 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was up 0.84% or 0.41 points to 49.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which lost 4.72% or 10.67 points to trade at 215.59 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) declined 3.10% or 3.90 points to end at 121.82 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shed 1.15% or 0.88 points to 75.79.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were AutoNation Inc (NYSE:AN) which rose 3.02% to 41.55, International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) which was up 1.94% to settle at 51.45 and Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) which gained 1.81% to close at 36.54.

The worst performers were Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) which was down 11.54% to 72.39 in late trade, WW Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) which lost 11.39% to settle at 197.57 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) which was down 4.72% to 215.59 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ:IDXG) which rose 28.37% to 2.7600, Delcath Systems Inc (NASDAQ:DCTH) which was up 19.32% to settle at 0.0704 and Motif Bio PLC (NASDAQ:MTFB) which gained 17.27% to close at 8.42.

The worst performers were Power Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ:PSIX) which was down 31.18% to 6.29 in late trade, Cleveland BioLabs Inc (NASDAQ:CBLI) which lost 27.29% to settle at 3.490 and Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ:MARA) which was down 22.76% to 0.641 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1674 to 1515 and 53 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1403 fell and 1085 advanced, while 131 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.84% to 14.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.07% or 0.90 to $1291.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $52.64 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.27 to trade at $55.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.84% to 1.0732, while USD/JPY fell 0.38% to 108.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.79% at 99.41.

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