U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.02% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.54%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 5.17% or 2.96 points to trade at 60.18 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 2.02% or 2.68 points to end at 135.37 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 1.82% or 1.44 points to 80.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 7.04% or 3.64 points to trade at 48.05 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.33% or 4.52 points to end at 189.75 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 1.95% or 3.42 points to 171.90.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ServiceNow Inc (NYSE: NOW ) which rose 9.14% to 528.69, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL ) which was up 8.57% to settle at 93.99 and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which gained 7.65% to close at 103.68.

The worst performers were Teradyne Inc (NASDAQ: TER ) which was down 22.41% to 111.24 in late trade, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which lost 11.55% to settle at 829.10 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was down 7.33% to 102.60 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were National Security Group Inc (NASDAQ: NSEC ) which rose 69.65% to 15.65, Sidus Space Inc (NASDAQ: SIDU ) which was up 31.55% to settle at 10.80 and Galapagos NV ADR (NASDAQ: GLPG ) which gained 22.47% to close at 65.30.

The worst performers were Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ: EPZM ) which was down 44.21% to 1.060 in late trade, TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX ) which lost 40.65% to settle at 8.25 and Cyngn Inc (NASDAQ: CYN ) which was down 36.47% to 1.62 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2349 to 941 and 143 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3122 fell and 838 advanced, while 174 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.60% to 30.49.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.81% or 33.15 to $1796.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.08% or 0.07 to hit $87.28 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.21 to trade at $88.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1141, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 115.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.87% at 97.235.

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