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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16% logo 12/31/2021
U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16% © Reuters U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16% – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology, Telecoms and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.16%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.26%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.61%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which rose 1.24% or 5.07 points to trade at 415.01 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 1.06% or 1.52 points to end at 144.69 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was up 0.73% or 0.43 points to 59.21 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which fell 0.88% or 3.00 points to trade at 336.32 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 0.77% or 2.97 points to end at 382.55 and Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was down 0.72% or 1.24 points to 171.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE:MHK) which rose 2.45% to 182.24, Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) which was up 1.87% to settle at 412.34 and Rollins Inc (NYSE:ROL) which gained 1.69% to close at 34.21.

The worst performers were Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ:DISCA) which was down 3.76% to 23.53 in late trade, Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ:DISCK) which lost 3.33% to settle at 22.90 and ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) which was down 3.02% to 30.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nutriband Inc (NASDAQ:NTRB) which rose 157.80% to 10.08, Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ:NYMX) which was up 36.19% to settle at 1.3000 and Ucloudlink Group Inc (NASDAQ:UCL) which gained 32.33% to close at 6.59.

The worst performers were Society Pass Inc (NASDAQ:SOPA) which was down 20.17% to 10.41 in late trade, Moxian Inc (NASDAQ:MOXC) which lost 17.82% to settle at 2.86 and Star Equity Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:STRR) which was down 16.12% to 2.550 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1943 to 1332 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2111 fell and 1736 advanced, while 169 ended unchanged.

Shares in Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) rose to 52-week highs; rising 0.73% or 0.43 to 59.21.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.63% to 17.22.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.90% or 16.30 to $1830.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.13% or 1.64 to hit $75.35 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.10% or 1.67 to trade at $77.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1371, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 115.07.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 95.635.


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