U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.67%

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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 fell 0.67%, while the index fell 0.45%, and the index lost 0.15%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nike Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.30% or 1.35 points to trade at 105.11 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:) added 0.72% or 2.06 points to end at 287.18 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) was up 0.66% or 0.95 points to 145.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which fell 2.56% or 13.18 points to trade at 501.24 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 2.17% or 3.20 points to end at 143.95 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 1.92% or 0.73 points to 37.24.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Twitter Inc (NYSE:) which rose 7.85% to 36.73, The Mosaic Company (NYSE:) which was up 3.21% to settle at 46.31 and Coterra Energy Inc (NYSE:) which gained 3.04% to close at 27.14.

The worst performers were Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:) which was down 6.44% to 46.77 in late trade, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 5.13% to settle at 249.32 and Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:) which was down 4.47% to 29.70 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Qurate Retail Inc Series B (NASDAQ:) which rose 71.24% to 5.20, XORTX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 48.36% to settle at 1.81 and Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 46.81% to close at 13.80.

The worst performers were Humanigen Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 79.56% to 0.61 in late trade, Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 55.08% to settle at 3.89 and Applied Genetic (NASDAQ:) which was down 53.99% to 0.39 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1739 to 1356 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1906 fell and 1845 advanced, while 217 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 6.44% or 3.22 to 46.77. Shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.92% or 0.73 to 37.24. Shares in Humanigen Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 79.56% or 2.38 to 0.61. Shares in Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 55.08% or 4.77 to 3.89. Shares in Applied Genetic (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 53.99% or 0.46 to 0.39.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.72% to 26.82.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.49% or 8.40 to $1,733.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.29% or 0.28 to hit $96.12 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.02 to trade at $99.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.19% to 1.01, while USD/JPY rose 0.38% to 137.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 107.85.