© Reuters U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.79%
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which rose 1.18% or 0.92 points to trade at 78.85 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 1.10% or 4.61 points to end at 421.82 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was up 0.93% or 1.66 points to 179.50 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which lost 4.29% or 14.37 points to trade at 320.68 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 3.00% or 6.87 points to end at 222.19 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) shed 1.96% or 4.27 points to 213.44.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kroger Company (NYSE:KR) which rose 4.58% to 45.44, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRTX) which was up 3.89% to settle at 198.39 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) which gained 3.11% to close at 50.43.
The worst performers were DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) which was down 11.83% to 36.81 in late trade, Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:UAA) which lost 5.96% to settle at 23.50 and Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:UA) which was down 5.95% to 19.91 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Virpax Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRPX) which rose 262.50% to 15.225, Alfi Inc (NASDAQ:ALF) which was up 40.08% to settle at 10.100 and Monday .Com Ltd (NASDAQ:MNDY) which gained 24.36% to close at 304.76.
The worst performers were Greenvision Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:HLBZ) which was down 29.40% to 7.71 in late trade, View Inc (NASDAQ:VIEW) which lost 24.42% to settle at 3.915 and TuanChe ADR (NASDAQ:TC) which was down 24.39% to 1.910 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2392 to 870 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2495 fell and 1110 advanced, while 150 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 11.10% to 17.91.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 2.95 to $1786.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.78% or 0.52 to hit $66.53 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.46% or 0.32 to trade at $69.19 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.55% to 1.1712, while USD/JPY rose 0.32% to 109.58.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 93.135.
U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.79%
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