U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.70%

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.70%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.50%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 0.65% or 0.86 points to trade at 132.77 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) added 0.28% or 0.48 points to end at 172.09 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 0.05% or 0.04 points to 85.77 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 2.93% or 6.03 points to trade at 199.64 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 1.66% or 0.92 points to end at 54.42 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was down 1.55% or 1.77 points to 112.37.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) which rose 4.07% to 33.46, Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) which was up 3.76% to settle at 132.31 and Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) which gained 2.93% to close at 9.48.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) which was down 5.18% to 39.19 in late trade, Mylan NV (NASDAQ:VTRS) which lost 4.58% to settle at 17.28 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) which was down 4.67% to 17.34 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ:KXIN) which rose 77.74% to 5.350, CUI Global Inc (NASDAQ:OEG) which was up 35.55% to settle at 1.190 and Net Element Inc (NASDAQ:NETE) which gained 31.33% to close at 12.70.

The worst performers were Tantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:TANH) which was down 53.62% to 1.280 in late trade, Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ:NAKD) which lost 39.29% to settle at 0.175 and Nano Dimension Ltd (NASDAQ:NNDM) which was down 24.91% to 4.400 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1654 to 1245 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1451 fell and 1324 advanced, while 75 ended unchanged.

Shares in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) rose to all time highs; rising 3.76% or 4.80 to 132.31. Shares in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) rose to all time highs; up 0.65% or 0.86 to 132.77.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.56% to 22.75.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.52% or 9.70 to $1871.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.15% or 0.48 to hit $42.38 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.83% or 0.81 to trade at $45.01 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1860, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 103.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.370.

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