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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.39%

Stock MarketsMar 03, 2021 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.39%, while the S&P 500 index fell 1.31%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.70%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 2.43% or 5.42 points to trade at 228.56 at the close. Meanwhile, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) added 2.40% or 3.34 points to end at 142.59 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was up 1.93% or 2.90 points to 152.91 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which fell 3.50% or 7.47 points to trade at 206.00 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) declined 2.70% or 6.31 points to end at 227.56 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was down 2.45% or 3.06 points to 122.06.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE:LUMN) which rose 7.32% to 13.79, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which was up 6.25% to settle at 33.13 and HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) which gained 5.54% to close at 39.03.

The worst performers were MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MKTX) which was down 12.01% to 509.35 in late trade, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) which lost 6.35% to settle at 527.43 and IDEXX Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IDXX) which was down 5.94% to 498.02 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were KemPharm Inc (NASDAQ:KMPH) which rose 42.84% to 13.4700, 1895 of Wisconsin Inc Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCOW) which was up 36.76% to settle at 13.95 and Ovid Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OVID) which gained 36.49% to close at 4.04.

The worst performers were Vir Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ:VIR) which was down 27.64% to 41.78 in late trade, MICT Inc (NASDAQ:MICT) which lost 21.96% to settle at 2.310 and Intrusion Inc (NASDAQ:INTZ) which was down 21.05% to 18.57 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1717 to 1512 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2152 fell and 1175 advanced, while 57 ended unchanged.

Shares in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.54% or 2.05 to 39.03. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; rising 2.40% or 3.34 to 142.59. Shares in 1895 of Wisconsin Inc Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCOW) rose to all time highs; rising 36.76% or 3.75 to 13.95.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 10.66% to 26.67.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.40% or 24.30 to $1709.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.18% or 1.30 to hit $61.05 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $63.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.2065, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 106.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 91.007.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.39%
 

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