At the close of the day on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones did not rise in price, the S&P 500 index fell 0.19%, the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.51%.
The leading performer among the components of the Dow Jones index today was 3M Company, which gained 1.77 points (1.42%) to close at 126.35. Merck & Company Inc rose 1.16 points or 1.06% to close at 110.09. Amgen Inc rose 0.87% or 2.47 points to close at 285.76.
The biggest losers were Salesforce Inc, which shed 2.79 points or 2.09% to end the session at 130.48. Apple Inc. shares rose 1.97 points (1.38%) to close at 140.94, while Boeing Co was down 1.93 points (1.08%) to close at 176.50. .
Leading gainers among the S&P 500 index components in today’s trading were State Street Corp, which rose 8.19% to hit 80.45, Campbell Soup Company, which gained 6.02% to close at 56.18, and also shares of Bank of New York Mellon, which rose 4.13% to close the session at 44.61.
The biggest losers were M&T Bank Corp, which shed 7.72% to close at 147.97. Shares of Brown Forman lost 7.30% to end the session at 68.27. Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) dropped 6.32% to 90.79.
Leading gainers among the components of the NASDAQ Composite in today’s trading were Prometheus Biosciences Inc, which rose 165.67% to hit 95.80, Transcode Therapeutics Inc, which gained 133.44% to close at 0.98, and also shares of Vor Biopharma Inc, which rose 41.86% to end the session at 6.10.
The biggest losers were Ensysce Biosciences Inc, which shed 53.36% to close at 1.04. Shares of Versus Systems Inc lost 46.98% and ended the session at 0.79. Bruush Oral Care Inc Unit fell 46.95% to 0.50.
On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that fell in price (1608) exceeded the number of those that closed in positive territory (1466), while quotes of 134 shares remained virtually unchanged. On the NASDAQ stock exchange, 2,196 companies fell in price, 1,487 rose, and 198 remained at the level of the previous close.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which is based on S&P 500 options trading, rose 2.30% to 22.68.
Gold futures for February delivery added 0.91%, or 16.30, to $1.00 a troy ounce. In other commodities, WTI futures for January delivery fell 2.40%, or 1.78, to $72.47 a barrel. Futures for Brent crude for February delivery fell 2.28%, or 1.81, to $77.54 a barrel.
Meanwhile, in the forex market, the EUR/USD pair was unchanged 0.38% to 1.05, while USD/JPY fell 0.38% to hit 136.52.
Futures on the USD index fell 0.40% to 105.12.
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