© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.02%

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 1.02% to hit a new 52-week low, while the index lost 1.65%, and the index lost 3.18%.

The best performers of the session on the were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:), which rose 1.62% or 3.14 points to trade at 196.72 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) added 1.57% or 1.38 points to end at 89.19 and Dow Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.49% or 0.98 points to 66.79 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 5.18% or 8.01 points to trade at 146.50 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) declined 3.52% or 5.88 points to end at 161.27 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) was down 3.32% or 8.95 points to 260.55.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.97% to 120.49, Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 7.83% to settle at 53.46 and Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:) which gained 4.79% to close at 103.62.

The worst performers were DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 19.72% to 17.46 in late trade, Signature Bank (NASDAQ:) which lost 10.78% to settle at 194.50 and Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.30% to 137.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 54.83% to 0.27, Golden Matrix Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 23.91% to settle at 4.25 and Charge Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 22.07% to close at 3.65.

The worst performers were View Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 62.04% to 0.52 in late trade, Redbox Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 42.86% to settle at 3.20 and SQL Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 36.99% to 3.73 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2266 to 964 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3182 fell and 788 advanced, while 139 ended unchanged.

Shares in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 19.72% or 4.29 to 17.46. Shares in Signature Bank (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 10.78% or 23.51 to 194.50. Shares in Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.52% or 5.88 to 161.27. Shares in View Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 62.04% or 0.84 to 0.52.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.30% to 32.56.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.55% or 10.15 to $1,851.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 5.48% or 5.47 to hit $105.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 4.55% or 4.66 to trade at $107.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 1.05, while USD/JPY fell 0.31% to 130.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 104.06.

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