US Stocks Down At Close, Consumer Services Suffer Most


On Thursday, the United States share market plunged further with Dow Jones Industrial Average declining 0.47%, NASDAQ Composite losing 1.27%, and S&P 500 index shedding another 0.84% at the closing. The NYSE fall was helmed by tech, consumer goods, and services sector.

The top performers at the S&P 500 were MetLife Incorporation gaining 4.49% to close the day at 39.32, General Electric Company, adding 4.44% to end at 7.05, and Mosaic Company, trading at 19.26 or rising 6.41%.

Worst performers on the S&P 500 were American Tower Corporation, shedding 4.77% to trade at 250.73, NetApp, falling 4.28% to trade at 43.18 at the close, and Illumina Incorporation which plunged 7.58% to 298.02 in late session.

Similarly, the top performers on the DJI Average index were Dow Incorporation gaining 1.27 points or 2.56% to settle at 50.97, Caterpillar Incorporation which gained 2.76 points or 1.83% to 153.87 in the late session, and Walgreens Boots Alliance which surged 2.56% or 0.93 points to settle the day at 37.21.

The worst losers on the Dow Jones include which shed 6.07 points, or 2.42% to close at 244.53, Nike Incorporation which lost 2.23 points, or 1.88%, to 116.36, and Goldman Sachs Group slumping 2.92% or 5.85 points to settle at 194.83 in late session.

The best performers on the NASDAQ composite include Herman Miller which surged 33.48% to close the day at 34.55, Ebang International Holdings adding 32.54% to end the day at 10.59, and Cardiff Oncology which advanced 39.59% to 8.110.

At last, the biggest losers on the exchange were Qurate Retail Incorporation Series B falling 23.96% to close at 12.47, Nano X Imaging Limited which plunged 23.64% to close the day at 28.10, and Dave & Buster’s Entertainment which fell 26.13% to trade at 14.12 in late session.

Overall, falling stocks outnumbered the gainers with 1860 to 1191, with 104 closings unchanged at the NASDAQ composite index, and 117 shares, settling unchanged, with 1235 gainers and 1574 losers on the New York Stock Exchange.


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