U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.86%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the lost 1.86% to hit a new 1-month low, while the index fell 1.79%, and the index declined 1.56%.

The best performers of the session on the were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:), which rose 1.55% or 2.01 points to trade at 132.00 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) fell 0.21% or 0.46 points to end at 216.75 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) was down 0.32% or 0.41 points to 129.14 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 3.42% or 1.87 points to trade at 52.83 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:) declined 3.29% or 3.84 points to end at 112.86 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:) was down 3.21% or 3.72 points to 112.29.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Lennar Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 3.77% to 57.82, Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 1.78% to settle at 83.35 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) which gained 1.55% to close at 132.00.

The worst performers were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.97% to 17.33 in late trade, Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:) which lost 5.82% to settle at 29.61 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.79% to 14.65 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 30.05% to 19.91, Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 18.32% to settle at 3.230 and Sequential (NASDAQ:) which gained 17.01% to close at 0.26.

The worst performers were Savara Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 58.47% to 1.030 in late trade, Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:) which lost 27.91% to settle at 19.810 and Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.97% to 0.114 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2256 to 627 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1916 fell and 721 advanced, while 76 ended unchanged.

Shares in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.77% or 2.10 to 57.82. Shares in Savara Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 58.47% or 1.450 to 1.030.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 10.51% to 20.51 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.11% or 16.60 to $1505.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.13% or 1.14 to hit $52.48 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $57.49 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.0961, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 107.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 98.697.

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