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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.07%

Stock Markets Oct 29, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.07%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.59%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which rose 3.53% or 2.90 points to trade at 85.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) added 2.49% or 0.93 points to end at 38.21 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 2.36% or 8.05 points to 348.93 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 2.31% or 5.76 points to trade at 243.29 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 1.74% or 2.07 points to end at 117.15 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was down 1.73% or 1.57 points to 89.28.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV) which rose 13.69% to 23.83, Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX) which was up 11.79% to settle at 34.42 and Leggett & Platt Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) which gained 11.72% to close at 51.57.

The worst performers were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which was down 13.41% to 124.45 in late trade, Smith AO Corporation (NYSE:AOS) which lost 4.13% to settle at 49.23 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was down 3.15% to 20.27 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WINS) which rose 39.52% to 14.05, Amkor Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AMKR) which was up 34.66% to settle at 14.92 and Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ:SES) which gained 33.33% to close at 7.5600.

The worst performers were Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) which was down 31.19% to 0.11 in late trade, Safe-T Group Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:SFET) which lost 25.07% to settle at 7.8000 and Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:DFFN) which was down 24.31% to 0.8251 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1508 to 1312 and 115 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1336 fell and 1297 advanced, while 99 ended unchanged.

Shares in Leggett & Platt Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 11.72% or 5.41 to 51.57. Shares in Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) fell to all time lows; losing 31.19% or 0.05 to 0.11. Shares in Amkor Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AMKR) rose to 5-year highs; rising 34.66% or 3.84 to 14.92. Shares in Safe-T Group Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:SFET) fell to all time lows; down 25.07% or 2.6100 to 7.8000. Shares in Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:DFFN) fell to all time lows; down 24.31% or 0.2650 to 0.8251.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.69% to 13.20.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.40% or 5.95 to $1489.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.56% or 0.31 to hit $55.50 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $61.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1112, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 108.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 97.465.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.07%
 

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