U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.00%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.00%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.00%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.57%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 0.27% or 0.12 points to trade at 45.28 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 0.16% or 0.17 points to end at 103.90 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) was up 0.15% or 0.08 points to 51.86 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 2.48% or 8.41 points to trade at 330.26 in late trade. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) declined 2.24% or 1.58 points to end at 68.99 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 1.53% or 4.10 points to 264.43.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which rose 4.19% to 44.05, PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL ) which was up 3.88% to settle at 83.31 and Expedia Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE ) which gained 3.42% to close at 113.28.

The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which was down 20.23% to 38.22 in late trade, Envision Healthcare Corp (NYSE: EVHC ) which lost 7.75% to settle at 39.41 and Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK ) which was down 4.54% to 65.67 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Arcadia Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: RKDA ) which rose 311.23% to 47.990, Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: YTEN ) which was up 73.68% to settle at 2.970 and Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ: SEED ) which gained 65.43% to close at 1.360.

The worst performers were EV Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: EVEP ) which was down 66.43% to 0.195 in late trade, Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS ) which lost 34.52% to settle at 1.650 and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SNSS ) which was down 15.67% to 3.5800 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1791 to 1281 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1573 fell and 974 advanced, while 109 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.50% to 17.25.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.13% or 1.70 to $1325.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.33% or 0.20 to hit $60.91 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.18 to trade at $64.82 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.2366, while USD/JPY fell 0.25% to 106.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 89.75.

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