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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.43%

September 27, 2022 4:47 PM EDT

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares higher while losses in the Utilities, Financials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.


At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.43% to hit a new 52-week low, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.25%.


The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce Inc (NYSE: CRM), which rose 1.74% or 2.54 points to trade at 148.86 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW) added 0.92% or 0.40 points to end at 43.79 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) was up 0.86% or 2.30 points to 268.88 in late trade.


The worst performers of the session were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD), which fell 2.90% or 7.06 points to trade at 236.70 at the close. Procter&Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) declined 2.70% or 3.67 points to end at 132.04 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) was down 2.57% or 1.49 points to 56.38.


The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF) which rose 6.18% to 95.94, The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) which was up 4.21% to settle at 48.47 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL) which gained 3.88% to close at 45.75.


The worst performers were Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: DLR) which was down 4.00% to 97.70 in late trade, Organon&Co (NYSE: OGN) which lost 3.54% to settle at 24.26 and Global Payments Inc (NYSE: GPN) which was down 3.39% to 108.02 at the close.


The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Avenue Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ATXI) which rose 106.25% to 7.26, Scienjoy Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SJ) which was up 47.90% to settle at 2.47 and X4 Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XFOR) which gained 40.18% to close at 1.25.


The worst performers were NLS Pharmaceutics AG (NASDAQ: NLSP) which was down 25.07% to 0.72 in late trade, Midatech Pharma PLC ADR (NASDAQ: MTP) which lost 20.77% to settle at 2.06 and Fednat Holding Co (NASDAQ: FNHC) which was down 19.93% to 0.18 at the close.


Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1618 to 1531 and 142 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2081 rose and 1761 declined, while 242 ended unchanged.


Shares in Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: DLR) fell to 5-year lows; falling 4.00% or 4.07 to 97.70. Shares in Organon&Co (NYSE: OGN) fell to all time lows; losing 3.54% or 0.89 to 24.26. Shares in Procter&Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.70% or 3.67 to 132.04. Shares in Midatech Pharma PLC ADR (NASDAQ: MTP) fell to 3-years lows; falling 20.77% or 0.54 to 2.06. Shares in Fednat Holding Co (NASDAQ: FNHC) fell to all time lows; down 19.93% or 0.04 to 0.18.


The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.05% to 32.60 a new 3-months high.


Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.16% or 2.65 to $1,636.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.35% or 1.80 to hit $78.51 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.38% or 1.97 to trade at $84.83 a barrel.


EUR/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 0.96, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 144.85.


The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 114.13.


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