Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The US stock market ended Friday’s trading lower amid negative sentiment from the health care, telecoms and consumer goods sectors.

The Dow Jones was down 1.07% at the close on the New York Stock Exchange, the S&P 500 was down 1.07%, and the NASDAQ Composite was down 1.31%.

Leading the gains among Dow Jones index components in today’s trading were shares of Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which gained 2.31p (1.49%) to close at 157.85. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) gained 0.16p (0.10%) to close at 153.69. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) gained 0.01p (0.03%) to close at 35.27.

Leading the fall were shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), whose price fell 3.98p (3.17%) to close the session at 121.65. Shares of Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) climbed 3.84p (2.01%) to close at 186.89 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) dropped 2.48p (1.78%) to close trading at 137.16.

The top gainers among the S&P 500 index components in today’s trading were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) which gained 4.34% to 106.86, Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) which gained 3.83% to close at 120.91 and The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) which gained 3.79% to close the session at 54.84.

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) shares were the fallers, dropping 4.49% to close at 17.01. Shares of Generac Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNRC) lost 4.13% to end the session at 223.39. Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) was down 3.92% to 297.60.

The top gainers among NASDAQ Composite index components in today’s trading were Venus Concept Inc (NASDAQ:VERO) which gained 54.87% to 0.54, Sunrise New Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ:EPOW) which gained 31.46% to close at 2.80, and Advanced Human Imaging Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:AHI) which gained 29.90% to close the session at 1.26.

PolyPid (NASDAQ:PYPD) shares were the fallers, down 73.47% to close at 1.43. Shuttle Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SHPH) shares lost 71.56% to end the session at 14.90. ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ:PIXY) was down 33.92% to 13.60.

On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that declined (1,797) exceeded the number that closed on the plus side (1,297), while the quotation of 136 stocks was virtually unchanged. On NASDAQ, 2,338 stocks declined, while 1,371 gained and 257 remained flat.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares fell to a 52-week low, dropping 3.17 percent, 3.98p, to close at 121.65. PolyPid (NASDAQ:PYPD) shares fell to an all-time low, down 73.47%, 3.96p, and ended trading at 1.43. Shuttle Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SHPH) shares fell to an all-time low, down 71.56%, 37.50p, and ended trading at 14.90. ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ:PIXY) shares fell to an all-time low, down 33.92%, 6.98p, and ended trading at 13.60.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which is derived from options trading on the S&P 500, fell 0.35% to 25.47.

Gold futures for December delivery added 0.70%, or 12.05, to reach $1.00 per troy ounce. As for other commodities, WTI crude futures prices for October delivery rose 0.59%, or 0.51, to $87.12 a barrel. Brent crude futures for November delivery rose 1.02%, or 0.94, to $93.30 a barrel.

Meanwhile on the forex market the EUR/USD was little changed 0.17% to 1.00 and USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 140.18.

The USD index futures were down 0.12% to 109.55.

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