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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%

Published 01-09-2021, 01:55 am
© Reuters U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.13%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 4.34% or 2.11 points to trade at 50.74 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) added 1.03% or 1.70 points to end at 165.96 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was up 0.99% or 1.37 points to 140.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which lost 1.96% or 3.29 points to trade at 164.74 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 1.69% or 1.08 points to end at 62.90 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) shed 1.65% or 1.62 points to 96.77.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) which rose 4.39% to 19.48, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) which was up 4.34% to settle at 50.74 and Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) which gained 3.68% to close at 98.11.

The worst performers were Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) which was down 5.60% to 45.70 in late trade, Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) which lost 4.39% to settle at 280.67 and Arconic Corp (NYSE:ARNC) which was down 4.10% to 34.49 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Unico American Corporation (NASDAQ:UNAM) which rose 59.00% to 4.150, Elys Game Technology Corp (NASDAQ:ELYS) which was up 42.33% to settle at 6.590 and Spok Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SPOK) which gained 26.24% to close at 9.91.

The worst performers were Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:SQBG) which was down 57.57% to 5.130 in late trade, RenovoRx Inc (NASDAQ:RNXT) which lost 37.58% to settle at 10.00 and Ree Automotive Holding Inc (NASDAQ:REE) which was down 34.03% to 5.97 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1833 to 1370 and 150 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2248 rose and 1287 declined, while 141 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.79% to 16.48.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.28% or 5.05 to $1817.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.94% or 0.65 to hit $68.56 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.61 to trade at $71.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1808, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 110.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.668.

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