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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 3.58%

Stock MarketsMar 05, 2020 05:25PM ET
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© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 3.58% – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials, Financials and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 3.58%, while the S&P 500 index fell 3.39%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 3.10%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 0.23% or 0.11 points to trade at 48.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) fell 0.73% or 0.85 points to end at 115.92 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was down 1.02% or 1.47 points to 142.01 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), which fell 9.06% or 12.60 points to trade at 126.44 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 8.04% or 22.75 points to end at 260.37 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was down 4.91% or 5.88 points to 113.97.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kroger Company (NYSE:KR) which rose 8.11% to 33.47, Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) which was up 6.08% to settle at 116.46 and Smith AO Corporation (NYSE:AOS) which gained 2.61% to close at 41.63.

The worst performers were Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) which was down 16.29% to 65.78 in late trade, Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) which lost 14.14% to settle at 27.87 and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) which was down 13.44% to 16.04 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were The Dixie Group Inc (NASDAQ:DXYN) which rose 29.51% to 1.320, Trinity Biotech plc (NASDAQ:TRIB) which was up 28.00% to settle at 1.280 and Correvio Pharma Corp (NASDAQ:CORV) which gained 25.16% to close at 0.5000.

The worst performers were SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) which was down 28.82% to 2.0500 in late trade, Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPB) which lost 23.54% to settle at 5.10 and CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP) which was down 22.56% to 7.69 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2500 to 350 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2247 fell and 433 advanced, while 48 ended unchanged.

Shares in Kroger Company (NYSE:KR) rose to 3-years highs; rising 8.11% or 2.51 to 33.47. Shares in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) fell to 3-years lows; losing 16.29% or 12.80 to 65.78. Shares in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) fell to 5-year lows; losing 14.14% or 4.59 to 27.87. Shares in American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) fell to all time lows; losing 13.44% or 2.49 to 16.04. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) fell to 52-week lows; losing 8.04% or 22.75 to 260.37. Shares in SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) fell to 52-week lows; down 28.82% or 0.8300 to 2.0500. Shares in Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPB) fell to all time lows; down 23.54% or 1.57 to 5.10. Shares in CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ:CAMP) fell to 5-year lows; down 22.56% or 2.24 to 7.69.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 23.85% to 39.62.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.82% or 29.85 to $1672.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.67% or 0.78 to hit $46.00 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.04 to trade at $50.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1235, while USD/JPY fell 0.09% to 106.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.78% at 96.552.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 3.58%

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