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% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.10%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.30%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), which rose 3.19% or 5.11 points to trade at 165.18 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) added 0.54% or 0.87 points to end at 162.00 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 0.22% or 0.78 points to 348.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which fell 3.39% or 2.03 points to trade at 57.81 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) declined 2.95% or 1.58 points to end at 52.04 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was down 2.81% or 10.11 points to 349.58.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) which rose 4.28% to 99.83, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) which was up 3.19% to settle at 165.18 and Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BKNG) which gained 2.38% to close at 2433.6.

The worst performers were Garmin Ltd (NYSE:GRMN) which was down 6.05% to 123.29 in late trade, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which lost 5.48% to settle at 85.07 and M&T Bank Corp (NYSE:MTB) which was down 5.44% to 166.35 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aptorum Group Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:APM) which rose 38.52% to 1.690, Hillstream Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:HILS) which was up 21.79% to settle at 3.13 and Adagio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ADGI) which gained 16.04% to close at 6.44.

The worst performers were China Finance Online Co Limited (NASDAQ:JRJC) which was down 38.04% to 3.990 in late trade, Peloton Interactive Inc (NASDAQ:PTON) which lost 23.93% to settle at 24.22 and Valneva SE ADR (NASDAQ:VALN) which was down 20.75% to 37.66 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2447 to 800 and 162 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2750 fell and 1120 advanced, while 194 ended unchanged.

Shares in Peloton Interactive Inc (NASDAQ:PTON) fell to 52-week lows; down 23.93% or 7.62 to 24.22.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.30% to 25.59 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.19% or 3.50 to $1839.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.48% or 1.27 to hit $84.53 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.03 to trade at $87.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1312, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 114.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 95.775.