© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.59%
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 1.32% or 3.16 points to trade at 242.00 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) added 1.11% or 1.91 points to end at 174.37 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 1.15% or 3.01 points to 264.73 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which fell 3.12% or 7.11 points to trade at 220.75 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 2.45% or 3.05 points to end at 121.33 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 2.35% or 5.57 points to 231.00.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) which rose 8.05% to 18.93, Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW) which was up 5.90% to settle at 160.17 and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) which gained 5.87% to close at 158.06.
The worst performers were Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) which was down 5.69% to 160.29 in late trade, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) which lost 5.13% to settle at 124.90 and Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) which was down 4.85% to 148.24 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Greenwich Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ:GLSI) which rose 1000.00% to 90.00, Xenetic Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:XBIO) which was up 228.70% to settle at 3.550 and Rocket Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RCKT) which gained 80.74% to close at 57.89.
The worst performers were Pluristem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PSTI) which was down 38.92% to 7.00 in late trade, Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS) which lost 38.64% to settle at 0.877 and Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd (NASDAQ:SINO) which was down 37.66% to 2.4000 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1711 to 1366 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2025 fell and 982 advanced, while 54 ended unchanged.
Shares in Greenwich Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ:GLSI) rose to all time highs; rising 1000.00% or 84.80 to 90.00. Shares in Xenetic Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:XBIO) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 228.70% or 2.470 to 3.550. Shares in Rocket Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RCKT) rose to all time highs; rising 80.74% or 25.86 to 57.89.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 8.95% to 22.53.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 2.07% or 38.85 to $1836.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.13% or 0.06 to hit $45.54 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $48.86 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.2073, while USD/JPY rose 0.09% to 104.25.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 91.093.Leave a comment