The 4 Stocks That Weighed on the DJIA Tuesday
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) which traded down 4.65% at $51.45. The stock’s 52-week range is $45.69 to $63.62. About 18 million shares traded hands today, about double than the daily average of about 9.7 million. The company had no specific news today.
Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded lower by 2.36%% at $70.42. The stock’s 52-week range is $69.58 to $129.53. Trading volume was about double the daily average of around 8.7 million. The company could not hold onto a small gain in the last half-hour or so of trading today, even though crude oil prices were up.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) traded down 2.40% at $40.68. The stock’s 52-week range is $39.72 to $50.05. Trading volume was nearly double the daily average of around 32 million. The company had no specific news today.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) traded down 2.07% at $43.81. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.06 to $51.73. Trading volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of around 15 million. The company had no specific news today.Of the Dow 30 stocks 21 are set to close lower today and 9 are on track to close higher.