U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.58%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.26%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 1.65% or 2.49 points to trade at 153.49 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 0.64% or 2.52 points to end at 394.85 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) was up 0.38% or 0.61 points to 163.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which lost 4.70% or 10.12 points to trade at 205.06 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 2.86% or 11.54 points to end at 391.55 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) shed 1.80% or 1.51 points to 82.60.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX ) which rose 5.83% to 73.55, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which was up 3.25% to settle at 1089.01 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which gained 3.19% to close at 64.61.

The worst performers were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which was down 7.31% to 6.720 in late trade, APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which lost 6.62% to settle at 27.66 and HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC ) which was down 6.12% to 32.54 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INM ) which rose 39.29% to 1.950, Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EYPT ) which was up 30.96% to settle at 18.400 and Where Food Comes From Inc (NASDAQ: WFCF ) which gained 29.26% to close at 14.60.

The worst performers were StoneCo Ltd (NASDAQ: STNE ) which was down 34.62% to 20.70 in late trade, Odonate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ODT ) which lost 29.39% to settle at 2.330 and Bit Brother Ltd (NASDAQ: BTB ) which was down 28.93% to 1.2650 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2227 to 1026 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2630 fell and 1115 advanced, while 186 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.52% to 17.11.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.80% or 14.85 to $1868.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.09% or 2.46 to hit $77.28 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.80% or 2.31 to trade at $80.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1321, while USD/JPY fell 0.61% to 114.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.793.

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