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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.19%

Stock MarketsJan 26, 2022 09:25
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.19%, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which rose 8.92% or 14.18 points to trade at 173.11 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) added 5.65% or 7.28 points to end at 136.10 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 4.25% or 5.41 points to 132.59 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which lost 3.43% or 7.64 points to trade at 215.39 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) declined 2.66% or 7.88 points to end at 288.49 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) shed 2.65% or 1.39 points to 50.99.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) which rose 8.92% to 173.11, APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) which was up 8.28% to settle at 33.07 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which gained 8.12% to close at 36.77.

The worst performers were Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) which was down 8.33% to 75.10 in late trade, Monolithic Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MPWR) which lost 6.75% to settle at 374.87 and Paycom Soft (NYSE:PAYC) which was down 6.70% to 304.44 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sierra Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:SRRA) which rose 46.23% to 22.68, Aptorum Group Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:APM) which was up 38.89% to settle at 2.250 and Exela Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:XELA) which gained 32.95% to close at 0.5500.

The worst performers were Integrated Media Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:IMTE) which was down 21.79% to 8.290 in late trade, Yoshitsu Co Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:TKLF) which lost 16.42% to settle at 3.92 and AgileThought Inc (NASDAQ:AGIL) which was down 15.94% to 4.270 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1844 to 1445 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2306 fell and 1585 advanced, while 178 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.21% to 31.16 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.35% or 6.40 to $1848.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.20% or 1.83 to hit $85.14 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $86.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1302, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 113.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 95.972.

U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.19%
 

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