U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%

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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 fell 0.48%, while the index lost 0.08%, and the index declined 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the were Chevron Corp (NYSE:), which rose 2.45% or 2.52 points to trade at 105.22 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) added 1.53% or 3.52 points to end at 233.43 and American Express Company (NYSE:) was up 1.46% or 2.19 points to 152.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 7.22% or 18.41 points to trade at 236.72 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 2.88% or 6.98 points to end at 235.49 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) was down 2.79% or 7.31 points to 254.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nov Inc (NYSE:) which rose 9.57% to 14.88, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:) which was up 9.10% to settle at 7.91 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 8.54% to close at 24.03.

The worst performers were F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.01% to 186.83 in late trade, Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 7.22% to settle at 236.72 and Automatic Data Processing Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.78% to 186.52 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 44.83% to 2.940, US Well Services Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 25.65% to settle at 0.943 and Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 22.60% to close at 5.10.

The worst performers were Urban Tea Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 38.58% to 2.8500 in late trade, Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:) which lost 21.72% to settle at 4.29 and Atea Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 20.95% to 26.56 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1751 to 1248 and 123 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1723 rose and 1445 declined, while 121 ended unchanged.

Shares in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.53% or 3.52 to 233.43. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 1.46% or 2.19 to 152.55. Shares in Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 44.83% or 0.910 to 2.940. Shares in Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 22.60% or 0.94 to 5.10.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.59% to 17.28.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.20% or 3.55 to $1782.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.24% or 0.78 to hit $63.72 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.08% or 0.71 to trade at $66.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.2124, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 108.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 90.595.

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