© Reuters Stock indices in the United States fell at the close of trading; The Dow Jones lost 0.14%
Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and , sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close of trading in New York, the index ended with a decrease of 0.14%, while the index fell by 0.20%, and the index weakened by 0.25%.
Among the leading stocks in the index today, the Nike stock (NYSE: ) stood out, which added 2.73% or 2.42 points to its value, and its price was 91.06 at the close of trading. Meanwhile, Visa (NYSE: ) added up 1.20% or 2.23 points to trade at 187.88 while UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: ) added 0.72% or 3.78 points to trade at 526.95 in late trade.
The worst performers were Goldman Sachs (NYSE: ), which decreased 1.81% or 5.70 points to trade at 309.17 at the close of trading. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: ) declined 1.21% or 1.35 points to 110.42 and The Dow (NYSE: ) declined 1.09% or 0.51 points to 46.11.
The best performers today in the S&P 500 index were Illumina (NASDAQ: ), which added 6.56% to its value at 218.52, Schlumberger (NYSE: ), which completed an increase of 6.37% and closed at 41.61, and Gap (NYSE: ), which rose by -5.19% and ended the trade at a price of 9.72.
Among the weakest stocks today were Lumen Technologies (NYSE:), which fell by 9.33% and stood at 7.29 at the end of the trading day, Anphase Energy (NASDAQ:), which lost 9.25% to 261.60 and Vornado Realty Trust ( NYSE:), which weakened by 6.29% and closed the trading day at a price of 22.49.
The best performance today in the NASDAQ index was recorded by a share Chardan Nextech Acquisition 2 Corp (NASDAQ: ), which added 106.02% to its value at 21.90, Nauticus Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: ) , which completed an increase of 96.27% and closed at 6.32 and shares of Pineapple Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ) , which rose 93.01% and ended the trade at a price of 2.76.
Among the weakest stocks today were Bit Brother (NASDAQ:), which fell by 42.97% and stood at 0.18 at the end of the trading day, Avenue Therapeutics (NASDAQ:), which lost 41.59% to 8.47 and Scienjoy Holding Corp (NASDAQ:) , which weakened by 36.99% and closed the trading day on the stock exchange at a price of 1.38.
The number of declining stocks exceeded the number of stocks that closed higher in trading on the New York Stock Exchange with 2104 versus 994 respectively, with 100 remaining unchanged; In trading on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2321 declined and 1441 gained, while 171 held their value.
Shares of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: ) fell to a five-year low and declined 6.29% or 1.51 points to trade at 22.49. Shares of Chardan Nextech Acquisition 2 Corp (NASDAQ: ) climbed to an all-time high, finishing up 106.02% or 11.27 points to trade at 21.90. Scienjoy Holding Corp (NASDAQ: ) fell to an all-time low, declining 36.99% or 0.81 points to trade at 1.38.
Index, which measures the implied standard deviation of the options on the S&P 500 index, traded down 1.79% and closed at a price of 28.55.
The gold futures contract for December delivery lost 0.29% or 5.05 and closed at $1,725.45 per ounce. And more in commodity trading – crude oil futures for November delivery completed an increase of 1.75% or 1.51 and reached a price of $88.03 per barrel, while the December contract for Brent oil futures registered an increase of 2.07% or 1.90 points, closing at a price of $93.70 per barrel.
The EUR/USD pair lost 0.97% to trade at 0.99, while the USD/JPY pair completed a 0.35% gain to reach 144.60.
The futures contracts on the US dollar index traded up 1.01% and settled at 111.09.