U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%

15/04/2019 21:25:00 Stock Market

U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Financials and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.10%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 3.13% or 6.98 points to trade at 230.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) added 1.52% or 1.98 points to end at 132.04 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 1.48% or 0.79 points to 54.24 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which fell 3.82% or 7.93 points to trade at 199.91 at the close. JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) declined 1.14% or 1.27 points to end at 109.94 and Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) was down 1.13% or 0.90 points to 78.53.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) which rose 3.97% to 262.88, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) which was up 3.13% to settle at 230.20 and Pacific Gas&Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) which gained 2.77% to close at 23.72.

The worst performers were Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) which was down 9.34% to 164.04 in late trade, Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:EA) which lost 3.91% to settle at 97.85 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) which was down 3.82% to 199.91 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:FCSC) which rose 42.70% to 2.540, Precipio Inc (NASDAQ:PRPO) which was up 41.82% to settle at 0.3971 and Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BPTH) which gained 32.52% to close at 20.740.

The worst performers were Achaogen Inc (NASDAQ:AKAO) which was down 68.55% to 0.156 in late trade, Reebonz Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:RBZ) which lost 55.61% to settle at 5.10 and Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNAT) which was down 34.42% to 0.800 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1648 to 1313 and 133 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1648 fell and 999 advanced, while 81 ended unchanged.

Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rose to all time highs; rising 1.52% or 1.98 to 132.04. Shares in Achaogen Inc (NASDAQ:AKAO) fell to all time lows; losing 68.55% or 0.339 to 0.156. Shares in Reebonz Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:RBZ) fell to all time lows; down 55.61% or 6.39 to 5.10. Shares in Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNAT) fell to all time lows; falling 34.42% or 0.420 to 0.800.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.58% to 12.32.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.34% or 4.35 to $1290.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.52% or 0.33 to hit $63.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $71.29 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1308, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 111.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.537.