U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.89%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.89%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.91%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.39%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), which rose 2.63% or 1.48 points to trade at 57.76 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 1.80% or 2.54 points to end at 143.57 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was up 1.79% or 2.96 points to 168.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 3.74% or 7.66 points to trade at 197.40 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 2.49% or 1.36 points to end at 53.32 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was down 2.45% or 10.16 points to 405.24.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) which rose 4.77% to 59.05, Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) which was up 4.70% to settle at 38.54 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) which gained 4.59% to close at 55.20.

The worst performers were NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which was down 6.75% to 281.61 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which lost 6.72% to settle at 6.110 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which was down 6.66% to 24.95 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were SeaChange International Inc (NASDAQ:SEAC) which rose 128.81% to 1.7200, Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARNA) which was up 80.38% to settle at 90.08 and Foghorn Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FHTX) which gained 54.96% to close at 18.58.

The worst performers were Nisun International Enterprise Development Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ:NISN) which was down 60.29% to 4.38 in late trade, X4 Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XFOR) which lost 44.13% to settle at 2.140 and IGM Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:IGMS) which was down 41.31% to 29.25 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2312 to 943 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2736 fell and 1059 advanced, while 174 ended unchanged.

Shares in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.59% or 2.42 to 55.20. Shares in Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) rose to 52-week highs; up 2.63% or 1.48 to 57.76. Shares in Nisun International Enterprise Development Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ:NISN) fell to 52-week lows; losing 60.29% or 6.65 to 4.38. Shares in Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARNA) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 80.38% or 40.14 to 90.08. Shares in X4 Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XFOR) fell to all time lows; falling 44.13% or 1.690 to 2.140. Shares in IGM Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:IGMS) fell to 52-week lows; down 41.31% or 20.59 to 29.25.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 8.67% to 20.31.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.14% or 2.55 to $1787.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.67% or 0.48 to hit $71.19 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $74.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1284, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 113.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.320.