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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%

Stock MarketsDec 03, 2021 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology, Financials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.84%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.92%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 4.28% or 1.91 points to trade at 46.53 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) added 1.78% or 2.62 points to end at 149.88 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was up 1.66% or 1.94 points to 118.84 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which fell 1.97% or 6.48 points to trade at 323.01 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 1.92% or 3.89 points to end at 198.49 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was down 1.81% or 2.92 points to 158.29.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) which rose 5.11% to 31.07, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) which was up 4.28% to settle at 46.53 and Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) which gained 3.60% to close at 391.56.

The worst performers were Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) which was down 8.24% to 616.53 in late trade, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) which lost 6.42% to settle at 1014.97 and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) which was down 5.28% to 674.57 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TuanChe ADR (NASDAQ:TC) which rose 44.74% to 3.300, Celyad SA (NASDAQ:CYAD) which was up 32.02% to settle at 4.700 and IO Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:IOBT) which gained 31.80% to close at 10.90.

The worst performers were DocuSign Inc (NASDAQ:DOCU) which was down 42.22% to 135.09 in late trade, Esperion Th (NASDAQ:ESPR) which lost 41.47% to settle at 5.25 and American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AVCT) which was down 35.81% to 0.950 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2411 to 834 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2988 fell and 772 advanced, while 154 ended unchanged.

Shares in Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rose to all time highs; up 1.78% or 2.62 to 149.88. Shares in DocuSign Inc (NASDAQ:DOCU) fell to 52-week lows; falling 42.22% or 98.73 to 135.09. Shares in Esperion Th (NASDAQ:ESPR) fell to all time lows; losing 41.47% or 3.72 to 5.25. Shares in American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AVCT) fell to all time lows; down 35.81% or 0.530 to 0.950.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 10.02% to 30.75.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.22% or 21.45 to $1784.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.35% or 0.23 to hit $66.27 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.24 to trade at $69.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1316, while USD/JPY fell 0.30% to 112.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.172.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%
 

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