At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.19%, while the S&P 500 index declined 1.56%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.67%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT), which rose 0.30% or 0.35 points to trade at 117.58 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) fell 0.03% or 0.07 points to end at 226.67 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was down 0.38% or 0.81 points to 211.11 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which fell 2.92% or 1.32 points to trade at 43.85 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) declined 2.89% or 1.38 points to end at 46.39 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was down 2.23% or 2.55 points to 111.82.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) which rose 1.76% to 170.75, Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE:NEM) which was up 1.73% to settle at 38.92 and L3Harris Technologies Inc (NYSE:LHX) which gained 1.69% to close at 209.25.
The worst performers were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) which was down 13.34% to 16.18 in late trade, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) which lost 6.92% to settle at 208.01 and PerkinElmer Inc (NYSE:PKI) which was down 6.22% to 79.10 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ:ASUR) which rose 23.01% to 8.34, Lifeway Foods Inc (NASDAQ:LWAY) which was up 17.31% to settle at 2.44 and Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ:CIDM) which gained 15.48% to close at 0.9700.
The worst performers were Superconductor Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SCON) which was down 57.61% to 0.1950 in late trade, Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:OCGN) which lost 31.55% to settle at 1.280 and Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:RTTR) which was down 28.68% to 0.271 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2120 to 731 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2050 fell and 567 advanced, while 85 ended unchanged.
Shares in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) fell to 52-week lows; losing 13.34% or 2.49 to 16.18. Shares in Superconductor Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SCON) fell to all time lows; down 57.61% or 0.2650 to 0.1950. Shares in Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:OCGN) fell to all time lows; losing 31.55% or 0.590 to 1.280.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 13.55% to 20.28.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.44% or 6.55 to $1510.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.30% or 0.16 to hit $52.59 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $58.11 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.0957, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 107.06.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 98.830.