U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.48%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 2.45% or 2.52 points to trade at 105.22 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) added 1.53% or 3.52 points to end at 233.43 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 1.46% or 2.19 points to 152.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ), which lost 7.22% or 18.41 points to trade at 236.72 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.88% or 6.98 points to end at 235.49 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 2.79% or 7.31 points to 254.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nov Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which rose 9.57% to 14.88, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which was up 9.10% to settle at 7.91 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which gained 8.54% to close at 24.03.

The worst performers were F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which was down 9.01% to 186.83 in late trade, Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) which lost 7.22% to settle at 236.72 and Automatic Data Processing Inc (NASDAQ: ADP ) which was down 4.78% to 186.52 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ: UXIN ) which rose 44.83% to 2.940, US Well Services Inc (NASDAQ: USWS ) which was up 25.65% to settle at 0.943 and Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GALT ) which gained 22.60% to close at 5.10.

The worst performers were Urban Tea Inc (NASDAQ: MYT ) which was down 38.58% to 2.8500 in late trade, Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: BNTC ) which lost 21.72% to settle at 4.29 and Atea Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AVIR ) which was down 20.95% to 26.56 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1751 to 1248 and 123 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1723 rose and 1445 declined, while 121 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.59% to 17.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.20% or 3.55 to $1782.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.26% or 0.79 to hit $63.73 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.08% or 0.71 to trade at $66.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.2124, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 108.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 90.590.

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