U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.90%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.90%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.90%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.55%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ), which rose 0.45% or 0.35 points to trade at 77.42 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 0.34% or 0.56 points to end at 163.33 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) was up 0.34% or 0.40 points to 119.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 2.23% or 7.46 points to trade at 327.37 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 2.19% or 4.96 points to end at 221.83 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) shed 1.78% or 1.17 points to 64.72.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which rose 6.58% to 14.41, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE: HLT ) which was up 6.05% to settle at 79.55 and Concho Resources Inc (NYSE: CXO ) which gained 4.49% to close at 146.74.

The worst performers were Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST ) which was down 6.19% to 51.05 in late trade, WW Grainger Inc (NYSE: GWW ) which lost 4.41% to settle at 279.13 and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which was down 4.34% to 45.40 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Argos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ARGS ) which rose 49.32% to 1.09, China Advanced Construction Materials (NASDAQ: CADC ) which was up 40.43% to settle at 3.300 and SemiLEDS Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS ) which gained 39.07% to close at 5.9800.

The worst performers were Long Blockchain Corp (NASDAQ: LBCC ) which was down 37.14% to 1.10 in late trade, Rex Energy Corp (NASDAQ: REXX ) which lost 27.06% to settle at 0.5252 and Izea Inc (NASDAQ: IZEA ) which was down 21.64% to 1.8100 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1606 to 1510 and 50 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1269 fell and 1221 advanced, while 172 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.17% to 20.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.77% or 10.30 to $1356.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.94% or 1.27 to hit $66.78 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.91 to trade at $71.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.2367, while USD/JPY fell 0.35% to 106.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 89.23.

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