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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%

February 28, 2024 4:33 PM

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.


At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.17%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.55%.


The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), which rose 2.81% or 5.66 points to trade at 207.06 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) added 1.32% or 5.14 points to end at 393.20 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was up 1.27% or 1.39 points to 110.81 in late trade.


The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH), which fell 2.91% or 14.95 points to trade at 498.47 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) declined 1.73% or 0.74 points to end at 41.99 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) was down 0.89% or 0.82 points to 91.48.


The top performers on the S&P 500 were Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ: AXON) which rose 13.76% to 309.22, Constellation Energy Corp (NASDAQ: CEG) which was up 9.68% to settle at 170.83 and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) which gained 7.88% to close at 47.89.


The worst performers were Viatris Inc (NASDAQ: VTRS) which was down 7.11% to 12.29 in late trade, ResMed Inc (NYSE: RMD) which lost 3.90% to settle at 173.94 and Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH) which was down 3.78% to 35.91 at the close.


The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Vivani Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VANI) which rose 270.30% to 3.74, Envoy Medical Inc (NASDAQ: COCH) which was up 183.06% to settle at 3.51 and vTv Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VTVT) which gained 100.60% to close at 16.65.


The worst performers were Charge Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: CRGE) which was down 52.00% to 0.03 in late trade, Integral Ad Science Holding LLC (NASDAQ: IAS) which lost 41.46% to settle at 10.01 and SMX Security Matters Ord Shs Class A (NASDAQ: SMX) which was down 37.22% to 0.22 at the close.


Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1575 to 1282 and 71 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2191 fell and 1240 advanced, while 104 ended unchanged.


Shares in Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ: AXON) rose to all time highs; rising 13.76% or 37.40 to 309.22. Shares in Constellation Energy Corp (NASDAQ: CEG) rose to all time highs; gaining 9.68% or 15.07 to 170.83. Shares in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.32% or 5.14 to 393.20. Shares in Vivani Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VANI) rose to 52-week highs; up 270.30% or 2.73 to 3.74. Shares in Charge Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: CRGE) fell to 3-years lows; falling 52.00% or 0.03 to 0.03. Shares in Integral Ad Science Holding LLC (NASDAQ: IAS) fell to 52-week lows; falling 41.46% or 7.09 to 10.01.


The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.05% to 13.84.


Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 1.25 to $2,042.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.68% or 0.54 to hit $78.33 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.68 to trade at $81.98 a barrel.


EUR/USD was unchanged 0.06% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 150.71.


The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 103.87.

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