U.S stocks at close of trade lower; Dow Jones Ind. Average falls to 1.89%

U.S stocks at close of trade lower; Dow Jones Ind. Average falls to 1.89%
The Wall St sign picture in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S, August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Investing.com – U.S stocks were lower after Tuesday’s close, as declines in the banking, manufacturing, and oil & gas sectors led to lower shareholdings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.89 percent at the close in NYSE, while the S&P 500 index fell 2.05 percent, while the NASDAQ Composite index dropped 2.06 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average session’s best performers were Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT), which rose to trade at 123.78 at the close of 0.09 percent or 0.11 percent. At that time, Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) decreased by 0.23% or 0.10 points to 43.22, and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW) decreased by 0.32% or 0.11 points to 33.79 in late trading.

The session’s worst performers were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT), which fell to trade at 105.00 at the close of 3.32 percent or 3.61 points. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM) fell to 87.03 by 3.27% or 2.94 points and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) fell to 177.21 by 3.25% or 5.95 points.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ONEOK Inc (NYSE: OKE) which rose 4.97 percent to 32.94, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) which rose 3.65 percent to settle at 5.96, and Amcor (NYSE: AMCR) which gained 3.17 percent to close at 9.11.

The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) 9.41 percent down to 4.33 in late trade, CBRE Group Inc Class A (NYSE: CBRE) 8.87 percent down to 37.20 and Dentsply Sirona Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY) 8.26 percent down to 36.98 at close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ index were Cymabay Therapeu (NASDAQ: CBAY), which rose 127.17 percent to 4.180. Novavax Inc (NASDAQ: NVAX) rose 62.53 percent to 39.82. And Helius Medical Technologies Inc Class A (NASDAQ: HSDT) 52.94 percent to 0.650.

The worst performers were Genfit SA (NASDAQ: GNFT), down 67.73 percent to 7.10 in late trading. Advanced Pollution Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: ADES) was down 33.03 percent to settle at 5.19. And Enochian Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ENOB) was down 25.73 percent to 3.06 at closing.

In the New York Stock Exchange, declining stocks outnumbered advancing stocks by 2236 to 631 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1979 fell and 689 advanced while 46 ended unchanged.

Genfit SA (NASDAQ: GNFT) shares dropped to all-time lows; 67.73 percent or 14.90 to 7.10. Novavax Inc. shares (NASDAQ: NVAX) soared to 52-week highs; up 62.53 percent, or 15.32 to 39.82.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the S&P 500 options’ implied volatility, was up 19.84 percent to 33.04.

Gold Futures are up 0.45 percent for June delivery, or 7.60 to $1705.60 a troy ounce. Crude oil for delivery in June fell 5.10 percent or 1.23 in commodity trading elsewhere to reach $25.37 a barrel. While the oil contract for July Brent fell 0.14 percent or 0.04 to settle at $29.48 a barrel.

EUR/USD was 0.01 percent higher than 1.0848, while USD/JPY remained unchanged at 107.13.

Stocks futures in the U.S Dollar Index traded down 0.23 percent at 100.037.