U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.19%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.19%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.19%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.39%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which rose 4.24% or 0.87 points to trade at 21.38 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 1.18% or 2.76 points to end at 236.92 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) was up 1.12% or 1.14 points to 102.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which lost 1.81% or 3.09 points to trade at 167.59 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 1.55% or 0.65 points to end at 41.27 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 1.22% or 1.94 points to 156.61.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB ) which rose 7.18% to 43.27, Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which was up 5.91% to settle at 17.48 and Bath & Body Works Inc. (NYSE: BBWI ) which gained 4.94% to close at 36.99.

The worst performers were Brown Forman (NYSE: BFb ) which was down 10.37% to 53.98 in late trade, First Solar Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR ) which lost 6.50% to settle at 145.29 and Old Dominion Freight Line Inc (NASDAQ: ODFL ) which was down 5.55% to 372.89 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MicroAlgo Inc (NASDAQ: MLGO ) which rose 295.87% to 9.58, Sera Prognostics Inc (NASDAQ: SERA ) which was up 161.43% to settle at 5.49 and Altamira Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: CYTO ) which gained 54.70% to close at 0.56.

The worst performers were Webuy Global Ltd (NASDAQ: WBUY ) which was down 60.84% to 2.33 in late trade, Neurosense Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: NRSN ) which lost 35.84% to settle at 0.72 and Starbox Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: STBX ) which was down 34.45% to 0.14 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1468 to 1408 and 88 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1779 fell and 1702 advanced, while 108 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.93% to 12.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.38% or 7.65 to $2,043.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 4.29% or 3.10 to hit $69.22 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 3.87% or 2.99 to trade at $74.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.28% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.15% to 147.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 104.14.

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