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5th of April 2017, 8:25:00 PM

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.20%

U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials, Oil&Gas and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.20%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.31%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.58%.The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), which rose 0.87% or 1.12 points to trade at 130.41 at the close. Meanwhile, E I du Pont de Nemours&Co (NYSE:DD) added 0.84% or 0.67 points to end at 80.47 and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was up 0.28% or 0.25 points to 89.03 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM), which fell 1.28% or 1.12 points to trade at 86.19 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) declined 1.23% or 0.41 points to end at 33.00 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was down 0.94% or 1.64 points to 172.88.The top performers on the S&P 500 were Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:UA) which rose 3.00% to 18.560, Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) which was up 2.86% to settle at 85.34 and Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) which gained 2.63% to close at 9.76.The worst performers were Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) which was down 3.32% to 6.110 in late trade, Bed Bath&Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) which lost 3.03% to settle at 37.80 and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) which was down 2.91% to 8.34 at the close.The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) which rose 73.08% to 2.250, China Auto Logistics Inc (NASDAQ:CALI) which was up 41.75% to settle at 4.040 and Liberty Interactive Corp B (NASDAQ:LVNTB) which gained 26.88% to close at 52.020.The worst performers were Unilife Corp (NASDAQ:UNIS) which was down 75.25% to 0.3094 in late trade, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHIP) which lost 21.81% to settle at 0.860 and TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) which was down 20.83% to 0.8550 at the close.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2100 to 1123 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1853 fell and 669 advanced, while 109 ended unchanged.Shares in Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.86% or 2.37 to 85.34. Shares in Bed Bath&Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) fell to 5-year lows; falling 3.03% or 1.18 to 37.80. Shares in Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 73.08% or 0.950 to 2.250. Shares in Unilife Corp (NASDAQ:UNIS) fell to all time lows; losing 75.25% or 0.9406 to 0.3094. Shares in China Auto Logistics Inc (NASDAQ:CALI) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 41.75% or 1.190 to 4.040. Shares in TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) fell to 52-week lows; down 20.83% or 0.2250 to 0.8550. The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 9.33% to 12.89.Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.04% or 0.45 to $1257.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.31% or 0.16 to hit $50.87 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.08 to trade at $54.09 a barrel.EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.0673, while USD/JPY fell 0.11% to 110.63.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 100.38.


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