The U.S. stock market closed lower, with the Dow Jones down 1.60% | TOP-NEWS
The U.S. stock market closed lower, with the Dow Jones down 1.60%

The U.S. stock market closed lower, with the Dow Jones down 1.60%

The U.S. stock market ended Monday’s trading lower on the back of negative dynamics from the utilities, manufacturing, and consumer services sectors.

At closing time on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones fell 1.60 percent, the S&P 500 index fell 1.85 percent and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.76 percent.

The top gainers among the Dow Jones index components in today’s trading were shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which gained 1.34p (3.36%) to close at 41.22. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) gained 1.80p (1.25%) to close at 145.95. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) gained 1.32p (0.50%) to close at 145.95. (0.50%) to close at 265.03.

Leading the fall was Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) shares, which fell 10.86p (5.07%) to close the session at 203.20. Shares of Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) were up 2.24p. (4.08%) to close at 52.60, while The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) fell 5.00p (3.56%) to close the session at 135.37.

The top gainers among the S&P 500 index components in today’s trading were FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR), which gained 19.37% to 52.32, L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB), which gained 6.08% to close at 39.45, and Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR), which gained 6.05% to end the session at 32.96.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) shares were the fallers, dropping 6.72% to close at 23.72. Shares of Arconic Corp (NYSE:ARNC) lost 6.17% to end the session at 27.96. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) dropped 5.96% to 20.37.

The top gainers among the components of the NASDAQ Composite index in today’s trading were Check Cap Ltd (NASDAQ:CHEK) which gained 197.83% to 1,370, Bionano Genomics Inc (NASDAQ:BNGO) which gained 112.01% to close at 6,530, and Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) which rose 108.59% to close the session at 1,7000.

Leading the decline were shares of Calithera Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CALA), which declined 43.99% to close at 2.75. Shares of Beam Global (NASDAQ:BEEM) lost 22.20% to end the session at 57.40. Chindata Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:CD) was down 19.99% to 19.17.

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On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that fell in price (2,194) exceeded the number that closed on the plus side (914), while 56 stocks were virtually unchanged. On NASDAQ, 1,857 stocks declined while 1,161 gained and 46 remained flat.

Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) surged to a 52-week high, up 6.05 percent, 1.88 points, to close at 32.96. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) shares rose to a 52-week high, up 0.50%, 1.32p, and ended trading at 265.03. Calithera Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CALA) shares fell to a 52-week low, down 43.99%, 2.16p, and ended trading at 2.75. Bionano Genomics Inc (NASDAQ:BNGO) shares rose to a 52-week high, up 112.01%, 3,450p, and ended trading at 6,530. Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) shares rose to a 52-week high, up 108.59%, 0.8850p, and ended trading at 1.7000.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which is based on the S&P 500 options trade, rose 20.70% to 27.46, hitting a new monthly high.

February Gold futures added 2.69%, or 50.90, to $1,946.00 per troy ounce. As for other commodities, February WTI crude oil futures were down 2.68%, or 1.30, to $47.22 per barrel. Futures on Brent crude for March delivery slid 2.34%, or 1.21%, to $50.59 per barrel.

Meanwhile, on the Forex market, EUR/USD grew by 0.91% to 1.2247, USD/JPY dropped by 0.07% to 103.13.

USD index futures fell 0.01% to 89.885

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