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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%

Stock MarketsOct 21, 2015 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.58%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.84%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were United Technologies Corporation (N:UTX), which rose 2.46% or 2.35 points to trade at 97.97 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Company (N:BA) added 1.66% or 2.31 points to end at 141.19 and The Travelers Companies Inc (N:TRV) was up 1.61% or 1.75 points to 110.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (N:GS), which fell 3.13% or 5.81 points to trade at 179.70 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (N:UNH) declined 1.92% or 2.31 points to end at 118.11 and Pfizer Inc (N:PFE) was down 1.59% or 0.54 points to 33.46.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were KLA-Tencor Corporation (O:KLAC) which rose 18.79% to 63.98, General Motors Company (N:GM) which was up 5.79% to settle at 35.42 and Intuitive Surgical Inc (O:ISRG) which gained 5.58% to close at 499.41.

The worst performers were Endo International PLC (O:ENDP) which was down 13.32% to 54.46 in late trade, St Jude Medical Inc (N:STJ) which lost 8.86% to settle at 62.30 and Range Resources Corporation (N:RRC) which was down 7.19% to 33.30 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were NeoGenomics Inc (O:NEO) which rose 24.65% to 7.080, KLA-Tencor Corporation (O:KLAC) which was up 18.79% to settle at 63.98 and Bel Fuse A Inc (O:BELFA) which gained 17.08% to close at 21.80.

The worst performers were Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp (O:SNTA) which was down 63.83% to 0.74 in late trade, Escalera Resources Co (O:ESCR) which lost 18.44% to settle at 0.110 and Concordia Healthcare Corp (O:CXRX) which was down 14.97% to 23.12 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1981 to 545 and 2 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1895 fell and 632 advanced, while 38 ended unchanged.

Shares in Endo International PLC (O:ENDP) fell to 52-week lows; falling 13.32% or 8.37 to 54.46. Shares in The Travelers Companies Inc (N:TRV) rose to all time highs; rising 1.61% or 1.75 to 110.70. Shares in Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp (O:SNTA) fell to all time lows; losing 63.83% or 1.30 to 0.74. Shares in Concordia Healthcare Corp (O:CXRX) fell to 52-week lows; falling 14.97% or 4.07 to 23.12.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.33% to 16.59.

Gold for December delivery was down 0.92% or 10.80 to $1166.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.31% or 1.07 to hit $45.22 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.62% or 0.79 to trade at $47.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1341, while USD/JPY rose 0.05% to 119.92.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.18% at 95.07.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%
 

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