U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.25%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.25%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.25%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 0.68% or 1.06 points to trade at 155.93 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) added 0.44% or 0.76 points to end at 172.31 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 0.42% or 0.56 points to 133.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 0.86% or 1.42 points to trade at 162.77 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) declined 0.77% or 2.63 points to end at 339.32 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 0.76% or 1.29 points to 167.49.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Penn National Gaming Inc (NASDAQ: PENN ) which rose 4.54% to 51.30, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which was up 3.98% to settle at 44.46 and ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which gained 3.77% to close at 31.12.

The worst performers were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which was down 7.09% to 240.00 in late trade, APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which lost 3.05% to settle at 27.06 and CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF ) which was down 2.55% to 71.88 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Kiora Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KPRX ) which rose 93.18% to 1.700, Supercom Lt (NASDAQ: SPCB ) which was up 40.10% to settle at 0.6111 and Inspira Technologies Oxy BHN Ltd (NASDAQ: IINN ) which gained 27.47% to close at 4.78.

The worst performers were Oncology Institute Inc (NASDAQ: TOI ) which was down 16.07% to 9.09 in late trade, Biofrontera Inc (NASDAQ: BFRI ) which lost 13.93% to settle at 7.54 and Medavail Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MDVL ) which was down 11.69% to 1.36 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1806 to 1461 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2326 rose and 1500 declined, while 195 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.24% to 17.33.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.54% or 9.70 to $1815.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.14% or 0.11 to hit $76.45 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $79.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1325, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 115.07.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.975.

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