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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.44%

Stock Markets4 minutes ago (Jun 09, 2021 04:25PM ET)

(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.44% – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials, Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.44%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.09%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which rose 2.28% or 1.65 points to trade at 74.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) added 1.38% or 2.26 points to end at 165.65 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was up 1.13% or 2.67 points to 239.49 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 2.32% or 5.56 points to trade at 234.60 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 1.85% or 4.68 points to end at 248.08 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was down 1.45% or 2.42 points to 164.09.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which rose 4.87% to 19.59, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) which was up 3.09% to settle at 522.09 and Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) which gained 2.96% to close at 139.45.

The worst performers were DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) which was down 7.21% to 40.44 in late trade, Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) which lost 6.50% to settle at 45.92 and Brown Forman (NYSE:BFb) which was down 5.71% to 75.14 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ:AEMD) which rose 383.71% to 10.690, American Software Inc (NASDAQ:AMSWA) which was up 38.86% to settle at 28.23 and Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) which gained 31.41% to close at 13.010.

The worst performers were Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS) which was down 27.35% to 4.410 in late trade, Clover Health Investments Corp (NASDAQ:CLOV) which lost 23.39% to settle at 16.97 and SemiLEDS Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS) which was down 22.22% to 20.090 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1738 to 1445 and 135 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1852 fell and 1534 advanced, while 128 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ:AEMD) rose to 52-week highs; rising 383.71% or 8.480 to 10.690. Shares in American Software Inc (NASDAQ:AMSWA) rose to all time highs; up 38.86% or 7.90 to 28.23.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.80% to 17.89.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.17% or 3.25 to $1891.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.43% or 0.30 to hit $69.75 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.19 to trade at $72.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.2177, while USD/JPY rose 0.13% to 109.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.142.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.44%

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