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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%

Stock MarketsMar 24, 2021 09:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.01%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.55%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 2.01%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which rose 2.68% or 2.73 points to trade at 104.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 2.12% or 1.29 points to end at 62.04 and Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) was up 1.74% or 3.63 points to 212.22 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which fell 2.89% or 3.96 points to trade at 133.16 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) declined 2.54% or 5.47 points to end at 209.53 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was down 2.27% or 1.44 points to 62.04.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) which rose 4.87% to 250.42, EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) which was up 4.15% to settle at 72.54 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) which gained 4.06% to close at 121.10.

The worst performers were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) which was down 23.18% to 70.10 in late trade, Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ:DISCA) which lost 13.59% to settle at 61.94 and Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ:DISCK) which was down 13.41% to 54.54 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wisekey International Holding AG (NASDAQ:WKEY) which rose 100.78% to 20.52, Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO) which was up 66.21% to settle at 6.10 and Hall of Fame Resort Entertainment Co (NASDAQ:HOFV) which gained 38.96% to close at 5.60.

The worst performers were Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:BNTC) which was down 41.47% to 5.42 in late trade, Cerevel Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CERE) which lost 28.94% to settle at 12.50 and Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:HYMC) which was down 28.74% to 4.96 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 0 to 0; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 0 fell and 0 advanced.

Shares in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) rose to all time highs; up 4.87% or 11.64 to 250.42. Shares in Wisekey International Holding AG (NASDAQ:WKEY) rose to all time highs; up 100.78% or 10.30 to 20.52. Shares in Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:HYMC) fell to all time lows; falling 28.74% or 2.00 to 4.96.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.43% to 21.20.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.01% or 0.15 to $1733.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.80% or 1.10 to hit $60.08 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.14% or 0.73 to trade at $63.40 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1813, while USD/JPY rose 0.21% to 108.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 92.620.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%
 

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