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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%

Stock MarketsApr 28, 2021 04:25PM 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 Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.48%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which rose 2.45% or 2.52 points to trade at 105.22 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) added 1.53% or 3.52 points to end at 233.43 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 1.46% or 2.19 points to 152.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN), which fell 7.22% or 18.41 points to trade at 236.72 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 2.88% or 6.98 points to end at 235.49 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was down 2.79% or 7.31 points to 254.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nov Inc (NYSE:NOV) which rose 9.57% to 14.88, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was up 9.10% to settle at 7.91 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) which gained 8.54% to close at 24.03.

The worst performers were F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ:FFIV) which was down 9.01% to 186.83 in late trade, Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) which lost 7.22% to settle at 236.72 and Automatic Data Processing Inc (NASDAQ:ADP) which was down 4.78% to 186.52 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:UXIN) which rose 44.83% to 2.940, US Well Services Inc (NASDAQ:USWS) which was up 25.65% to settle at 0.943 and Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GALT) which gained 22.60% to close at 5.10.

The worst performers were Urban Tea Inc (NASDAQ:MYT) which was down 38.58% to 2.8500 in late trade, Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:BNTC) which lost 21.72% to settle at 4.29 and Atea Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVIR) which was down 20.95% to 26.56 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1751 to 1248 and 123 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1723 rose and 1445 declined, while 121 ended unchanged.

Shares in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.53% or 3.52 to 233.43. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; up 1.46% or 2.19 to 152.55. Shares in Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:UXIN) rose to 52-week highs; rising 44.83% or 0.910 to 2.940. Shares in Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GALT) rose to 52-week highs; rising 22.60% or 0.94 to 5.10.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.59% to 17.28.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.20% or 3.55 to $1782.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.24% or 0.78 to hit $63.72 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.08% or 0.71 to trade at $66.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.2124, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 108.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 90.595.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%
 

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