Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities, Telecoms and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.10%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.33%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.09%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM), which rose 1.64% or 1.67 points to trade at 103.63 at the close. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) added 1.25% or 0.68 points to end at 55.16 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was up 1.16% or 0.29 points to 25.33 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which fell 2.05% or 0.67 points to trade at 31.94 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 1.15% or 1.53 points to end at 131.14 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 0.85% or 1.12 points to 130.45.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) which rose 11.35% to 45.31, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which was up 11.35% to settle at 12.95 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) which gained 9.79% to close at 7.29.
The worst performers were Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) which was down 7.89% to 251.45 in late trade, T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) which lost 5.14% to settle at 98.07 and Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) which was down 4.53% to 96.57 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:PT) which rose 191.16% to 0.91, Agrify Corp (NASDAQ:AGFY) which was up 88.02% to settle at 0.95 and 9F Inc (NASDAQ:JFU) which gained 83.42% to close at 0.35.
The worst performers were Fednat Holding Co (NASDAQ:FNHC) which was down 33.87% to 0.22 in late trade, T2 Biosystms Inc (NASDAQ:TTOO) which lost 30.00% to settle at 0.06 and Kinnate Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:KNTE) which was down 26.65% to 8.12 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1822 to 1261 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1899 fell and 1838 advanced, while 237 ended unchanged.
Shares in T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.14% or 5.31 to 98.07. Shares in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.53% or 4.58 to 96.57. Shares in T2 Biosystms Inc (NASDAQ:TTOO) fell to all time lows; losing 30.00% or 0.02 to 0.06.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.18% to 33.57.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.33% or 5.50 to $1,680.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.70% or 2.41 to hit $86.94 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.13% or 2.01 to trade at $92.28 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.03% to 0.97, while USD/JPY rose 0.70% to 146.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 113.19.