U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.47%

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

At the close in NYSE, the lost 0.47%, while the index declined 0.40%, and the index declined 0.11%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which rose 1.90% or 1.98 points to trade at 106.31 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) added 0.52% or 1.20 points to end at 233.83 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) was up 0.38% or 0.21 points to 55.03 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:), which fell 2.89% or 1.41 points to trade at 47.40 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 1.83% or 6.77 points to end at 363.85 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.77% or 2.78 points to 154.71.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.70% to 43.66, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 7.48% to settle at 43.41 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 4.43% to close at 379.93.

The worst performers were H&R Block Inc (NYSE:) which was down 17.94% to 24.29 in late trade, PulteGroup Inc (NYSE:) which lost 6.67% to settle at 30.78 and Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 6.24% to 31.73 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 32.89% to 5.980, Spi Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 23.99% to settle at 0.43 and Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 23.54% to close at 7.820.

The worst performers were Flex Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 75.12% to 1.04 in late trade, Scpharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 22.08% to settle at 5.93 and Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 19.03% to 0.260 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2037 to 1019 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1398 fell and 1136 advanced, while 145 ended unchanged.

Shares in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 7.70% or 3.12 to 43.66. Shares in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 7.48% or 3.02 to 43.41. Shares in Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 4.43% or 16.10 to 379.93. Shares in Flex Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 75.12% or 3.14 to 1.04. Shares in Scpharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 22.08% or 1.68 to 5.93. Shares in Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 3-years highs; up 23.54% or 1.490 to 7.820.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.65% to 12.79.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.25% or 3.30 to $1302.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.47% or 0.31 to hit $66.67 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.96% or 0.73 to trade at $76.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1789, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 110.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.59.

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