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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%

Stock MarketsMay 15, 2018 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare, Technology and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.78%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.68%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.81%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 0.96% or 0.66 points to trade at 69.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) added 0.47% or 0.48 points to end at 102.92 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was up 0.14% or 0.12 points to 84.51 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 1.79% or 0.98 points to trade at 53.92 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) declined 1.73% or 2.69 points to end at 152.59 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was down 1.63% or 3.35 points to 202.41.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) which rose 6.13% to 15.06, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) which was up 4.35% to settle at 22.33 and Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) which gained 3.50% to close at 48.48.

The worst performers were Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) which was down 9.70% to 62.50 in late trade, DR Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) which lost 6.73% to settle at 40.58 and Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) which was down 5.67% to 51.21 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Red Violet Inc (NASDAQ:RDVT) which rose 75.31% to 9.94, Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ:CLWT) which was up 40.62% to settle at 4.500 and MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:MEIP) which gained 34.39% to close at 3.400.

The worst performers were Cesca Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KOOL) which was down 29.01% to 0.7951 in late trade, Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IMNP) which lost 23.13% to settle at 0.2652 and SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) which was down 22.20% to 0.34 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1948 to 1131 and 110 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1282 rose and 1266 declined, while 118 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cesca Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KOOL) fell to all time lows; down 29.01% or 0.3249 to 0.7951. Shares in Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IMNP) fell to all time lows; losing 23.13% or 0.0798 to 0.2652. Shares in MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:MEIP) rose to 3-years highs; up 34.39% or 0.870 to 3.400. Shares in SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) fell to all time lows; falling 22.20% or 0.10 to 0.34.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.76% to 14.58.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.97% or 26.00 to $1292.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.27% or 0.19 to hit $71.15 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $78.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.70% to 1.1843, while USD/JPY rose 0.59% to 110.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 93.10.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%
 

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