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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.61%

Stock Markets May 01, 2019 05:26PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.61%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.75%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.57%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 4.91% or 9.85 points to trade at 210.52 at the close. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) added 0.53% or 0.75 points to end at 141.95 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was up 0.39% or 0.16 points to 40.77 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which fell 2.41% or 4.90 points to trade at 198.80 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) declined 2.20% or 1.93 points to end at 85.90 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was down 2.08% or 2.72 points to 127.88.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) which rose 6.69% to 129.03, Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) which was up 6.63% to settle at 179.67 and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) which gained 6.45% to close at 92.60.

The worst performers were Molson Coors Brewing Co Class B (NYSE:TAP) which was down 7.54% to 59.35 in late trade, Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) which lost 7.24% to settle at 148.16 and Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ:GRMN) which was down 6.62% to 80.06 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ARCA Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ABIO) which rose 98.64% to 10.250, Precipio Inc (NASDAQ:PRPO) which was up 38.84% to settle at 8.4000 and Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) which gained 29.28% to close at 12.980.

The worst performers were CM Seven Star Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:CMSS) which was down 43.69% to 2.81 in late trade, Pulse Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:PLSE) which lost 28.84% to settle at 11.400 and Nabriva Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:NBRV) which was down 27.42% to 2.17 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1886 to 1111 and 86 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1777 fell and 855 advanced, while 94 ended unchanged.

Shares in Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) rose to all time highs; up 6.63% or 11.17 to 179.67. Shares in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) rose to all time highs; up 6.45% or 5.61 to 92.60. Shares in CM Seven Star Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:CMSS) fell to all time lows; down 43.69% or 2.18 to 2.81. Shares in Precipio Inc (NASDAQ:PRPO) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 38.84% or 2.3500 to 8.4000. Shares in Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) rose to 3-years highs; up 29.28% or 2.940 to 12.980.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.80% to 14.80 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.58% or 7.45 to $1278.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.47% or 0.30 to hit $63.61 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $72.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1200, while USD/JPY rose 0.05% to 111.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.375.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.61%
 

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