U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.56%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.56%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.81%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.27%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), which rose 2.16% or 2.19 points to trade at 103.52 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) added 1.63% or 3.38 points to end at 210.94 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 1.35% or 2.28 points to 171.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), which fell 3.89% or 10.31 points to trade at 254.70 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) declined 2.06% or 4.30 points to end at 204.66 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was down 1.81% or 4.97 points to 269.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) which rose 8.21% to 19.90, Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) which was up 7.15% to settle at 38.22 and Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which gained 6.32% to close at 3.87.

The worst performers were PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) which was down 6.41% to 191.84 in late trade, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) which lost 6.16% to settle at 275.89 and Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) which was down 4.38% to 108.43 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Lmp Automotive Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LMPX) which rose 31.69% to 17.66, VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ:VVPR) which was up 28.15% to settle at 11.610 and National CineMedia Inc (NASDAQ:NCMI) which gained 28.13% to close at 4.60.

The worst performers were Seelos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SEEL) which was down 28.52% to 0.599 in late trade, Fuwei Films Holdings Co Ltd (NASDAQ:FFHL) which lost 28.20% to settle at 4.10 and Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) which was down 19.52% to 4.33 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1826 to 1249 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1759 fell and 1067 advanced, while 77 ended unchanged.

Shares in VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ:VVPR) rose to all time highs; rising 28.15% or 2.550 to 11.610.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.48% to 30.75.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 3.00 to $1940.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 4.52% or 1.87 to hit $39.50 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 3.93% or 1.73 to trade at $42.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1838, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 106.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.808.

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