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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%

Stock Markets Apr 16, 2019 07:25
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.10%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 3.13% or 6.98 points to trade at 230.20 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) added 1.52% or 1.98 points to end at 132.04 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 1.48% or 0.79 points to 54.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which lost 3.82% or 7.93 points to trade at 199.91 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) declined 1.14% or 1.27 points to end at 109.94 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) shed 1.13% or 0.90 points to 78.53.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) which rose 3.97% to 262.88, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) which was up 3.13% to settle at 230.20 and Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) which gained 2.77% to close at 23.72.

The worst performers were Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) which was down 9.34% to 164.04 in late trade, Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:EA) which lost 3.91% to settle at 97.85 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) which was down 3.82% to 199.91 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:FCSC) which rose 42.70% to 2.540, Precipio Inc (NASDAQ:PRPO) which was up 41.82% to settle at 0.3971 and Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BPTH) which gained 32.52% to close at 20.740.

The worst performers were Achaogen Inc (NASDAQ:AKAO) which was down 68.55% to 0.156 in late trade, Reebonz Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:RBZ) which lost 55.61% to settle at 5.10 and Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNAT) which was down 34.42% to 0.800 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1648 to 1313 and 133 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1648 fell and 999 advanced, while 81 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.58% to 12.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.34% or 4.35 to $1290.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.52% or 0.33 to hit $63.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $71.29 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1307, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 112.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.537.

U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%
 

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