U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.41%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.41%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.78%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.97%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 4.26% or 5.68 points to trade at 139.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE:RTX) added 3.98% or 2.30 points to end at 60.10 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was up 3.80% or 3.63 points to 99.17 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), which fell 1.86% or 2.26 points to trade at 119.12 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) declined 1.79% or 0.81 points to end at 44.56 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was down 1.77% or 1.12 points to 61.98.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which rose 18.25% to 14.45, Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) which was up 11.58% to settle at 8.19 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which gained 9.78% to close at 14.03.

The worst performers were National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV) which was down 6.77% to 12.12 in late trade, DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) which lost 6.65% to settle at 15.85 and Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX) which was down 6.43% to 34.79 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Surface Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:SURF) which rose 53.35% to 5.95, Seneca Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:SNCA) which was up 49.69% to settle at 1.230 and ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:RETO) which gained 46.19% to close at 1.140.

The worst performers were Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX) which was down 33.87% to 0.185 in late trade, Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ:LK) which lost 28.72% to settle at 2.01 and CUI Global Inc (NASDAQ:OEG) which was down 25.47% to 0.670 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1452 to 1422 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1573 fell and 1077 advanced, while 70 ended unchanged.

Shares in Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ:LK) fell to all time lows; losing 28.72% or 0.81 to 2.01.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.50% to 29.53.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.45% or 25.35 to $1726.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.28% or 0.43 to hit $33.92 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.02 to trade at $36.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.00% to 1.0949, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 107.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 99.440.