U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.01%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.55%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 2.68% or 2.73 points to trade at 104.70 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 2.12% or 1.29 points to end at 62.04 and Honeywell International Inc (NYSE: HON ) was up 1.74% or 3.63 points to 212.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 2.89% or 3.96 points to trade at 133.16 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 2.54% or 5.47 points to end at 209.53 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 2.27% or 1.44 points to 62.04.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH ) which rose 4.87% to 250.42, EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG ) which was up 4.15% to settle at 72.54 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT ) which gained 4.06% to close at 121.10.

The worst performers were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which was down 23.18% to 70.10 in late trade, Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ: DISCA ) which lost 13.59% to settle at 61.94 and Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ: DISCK ) which was down 13.41% to 54.54 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wisekey International Holding AG (NASDAQ: WKEY ) which rose 100.78% to 20.52, Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: APTO ) which was up 66.21% to settle at 6.10 and Hall of Fame Resort Entertainment Co (NASDAQ: HOFV ) which gained 38.96% to close at 5.60.

The worst performers were Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: BNTC ) which was down 41.47% to 5.42 in late trade, Cerevel Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CERE ) which lost 28.94% to settle at 12.50 and Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: HYMC ) which was down 28.74% to 4.96 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 0 fell and 0 advanced on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.43% to 21.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.01% or 0.20 to $1733.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.78% or 1.09 to hit $60.09 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.12% or 0.72 to trade at $63.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1813, while USD/JPY rose 0.21% to 108.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 92.618.

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