U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.40%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.40%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.40%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.35%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ), which rose 1.16% or 1.34 points to trade at 117.03 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 0.80% or 1.13 points to end at 142.14 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) was up 0.27% or 0.09 points to 33.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), which lost 1.41% or 1.90 points to trade at 132.80 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 1.24% or 1.27 points to end at 101.50 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 1.12% or 0.35 points to 30.92.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which rose 6.24% to 35.25, Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which was up 4.35% to settle at 64.01 and Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE: SPG ) which gained 2.83% to close at 157.57.

The worst performers were Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE: OMC ) which was down 7.00% to 72.66 in late trade, Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG ) which lost 6.32% to settle at 19.58 and Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was down 5.48% to 16.74 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMNP ) which rose 83.33% to 2.2000, Intracellular Th (NASDAQ: ITCI ) which was up 27.68% to settle at 14.39 and Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PRTK ) which gained 27.30% to close at 24.25.

The worst performers were Precipio Inc (NASDAQ: PRPO ) which was down 46.76% to 2.3800 in late trade, Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX ) which lost 40.28% to settle at 0.2600 and root9B Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: RTNB ) which was down 30.33% to 2.0900 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1632 to 1443 and 150 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1385 fell and 1060 advanced, while 185 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.14% to 12.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.35% or 4.52 to $1295.52 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.15% or 0.55 to hit $48.38 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.31% or 0.68 to trade at $52.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.46% to 1.1815, while USD/JPY fell 0.55% to 108.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 93.09.

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