Investing.com – United States: The equity markets have finished the session lower on Wednesday; the downturn in the sectors Oil and gas, Technology, and Finance contributed to this decline.
In closing to NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.17 percent, while the S&P 500 index has registered a decline of 0.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.38%.
The best performance of the session for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is to the credit of the title Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) up 1.36%, or 1,90 points for a closing price of 141,68. In the second position, we find Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) wins 0,96% or 0.41 points for a closing to 43,08. The title Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) completes the top three with an increase of 0.93% 0.53 points for the end of the session to 57,36.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), sign the worst performance of the session, losing 2,32%, or 4,51 points for a closing price of 190,22. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) gives up 2.19% and 1.25 points and ends at 55,86. For its part, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) loose to 1.44% 0.76 points for a closing price of 52,12.
The best performance of the S&P 500 index return to Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT), which won 5,27% for a course of 11,38, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) increased 3.00% to 120,65 and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) and win 2,70% for a closing price at 115,24.
The values of the less powerful are Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) declined from 7.37% to 1,760 in closing, Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:GIS) who loses 5,65% to 18,69 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC), down 5.65% to 36,24, in closing.
The best performance of the NASDAQ Composite index back to Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:INSY), who won 139,44% for a current of 0.34, Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:HSGX), an increase of 36,41% to 0.300 and B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ:BCOM), which wins 28,89% for a closing price of 1.74.
The values of the least-performing Adynxx Inc (NASDAQ:ADYX) fall of 39,23% to 3,610 in closing, Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ:HOFT), which loses 24,36% to 20,37 and Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX), down 23,27% to 7,780 in close.
The titles in the drop exceeded the number of titles up to the New York stock Exchange by 1550 values to 1428 and 99 stable; on the NASDAQ, 1340 values have decreased, and 1320 rose, 83 remained unchanged.
The securities in Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:GIS) declined and reached a low , after losing 5,65%, equivalent to 1.12 percentage points for a course of 18,69. The securities Adynxx Inc (NASDAQ:ADYX) have decreased and reached a low , after dropping out of 39,23% or 2,330 points for a course of 3,610. The securities Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ:HOFT) have decreased and reached a low of 3 years, after a decline of 24,36% or 6.56 points to a course of 20,37.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of options on the S&P 500 index, has lost 0,50% up to 15.91.
On the other hand, the gold for delivery in August gained 0.46% as either a 6.10 points, to $1,337 registered,30 per troy ounce. Regarding other raw materials, crude oil for delivery in July fell 4.09%, or 2.18 million points for a $51,09 per barrel, while Brent crude for delivery in August lost 0.13 per cent representing 0.08 points for a $59,80 barrel.
The pair EUR/USD has recorded an increase of 0.02% to 1,1289, while the pair USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 108,48.