U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.33%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.33%
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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 fell 0.33%, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 2.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 4.68% or 5.97 points to trade at 133.46 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 4.37% or 9.54 points to end at 227.81 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) was up 2.07% or 1.33 points to 65.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 3.22% or 6.31 points to trade at 189.41 in late trade. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declined 3.00% or 5.11 points to end at 165.29 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 2.85% or 1.34 points to 45.67.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) which rose 4.68% to 133.46, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (NYSE: HII ) which was up 4.57% to settle at 222.67 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) which gained 4.37% to close at 227.81.

The worst performers were State Street Corp (NYSE: STT ) which was down 8.50% to 75.81 in late trade, WW Grainger Inc (NYSE: GWW ) which lost 6.77% to settle at 491.43 and Generac Holdlings Inc (NYSE: GNRC ) which was down 6.30% to 251.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Medavail Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MDVL ) which rose 69.44% to 2.44, Cumulus Media Inc Class A (NASDAQ: CMLS ) which was up 39.86% to settle at 14.21 and Apptech Corp (NASDAQ: APCX ) which gained 35.54% to close at 2.25.

The worst performers were Histogen Inc (NASDAQ: HSTO ) which was down 36.38% to 0.25 in late trade, Singularity Future Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: SGLY ) which lost 23.19% to settle at 6.46 and Protagonist Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PTGX ) which was down 21.83% to 19.95 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2047 to 1178 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2520 fell and 1312 advanced, while 210 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.03% to 22.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.60% or 11.90 to $1,972.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.08% or 2.17 to hit $106.42 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.46% or 2.68 to trade at $111.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.51% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 125.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 100.31.

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