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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.56%

Stock Markets Mar 31, 2022 16:25
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials, Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.56%, while the S&P 500 index declined 1.57%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 0.12% or 0.26 points to trade at 222.82 at the close. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) fell 0.31% or 0.75 points to end at 241.82 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was down 0.34% or 0.21 points to 62.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which lost 5.67% or 2.69 points to trade at 44.77 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) declined 3.71% or 1.91 points to end at 49.52 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) shed 3.00% or 4.22 points to 136.32.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) which rose 3.16% to 20.22, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which was up 3.11% to settle at 21.88 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) which gained 2.82% to close at 83.78.

The worst performers were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was down 8.27% to 109.36 in late trade, Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) which lost 7.64% to settle at 124.28 and PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) which was down 7.35% to 76.61 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Longeveron LLC (NASDAQ:LGVN) which rose 105.36% to 13.80, SAB Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SABS) which was up 44.62% to settle at 3.76 and Integrated Media Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:IMTE) which gained 38.34% to close at 31.14.

The worst performers were Motorsport Gaming Us LLC (NASDAQ:MSGM) which was down 35.92% to 1.32 in late trade, Missfresh Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:MF) which lost 29.36% to settle at 0.90 and Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CRXT) which was down 28.37% to 1.49 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2040 to 1226 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2501 fell and 1410 advanced, while 191 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.36% to 20.56.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.16% or 3.00 to $1,936.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 6.43% or 6.93 to hit $100.89 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 5.50% or 6.13 to trade at $105.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.78% to 1.11, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 121.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 98.38.

U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.56%
 

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