U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.34%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.43%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 2.74% or 4.55 points to trade at 170.82 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) added 2.27% or 3.17 points to end at 142.63 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) was up 1.39% or 0.83 points to 60.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 2.72% or 4.43 points to trade at 158.52 in late trade. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) declined 2.57% or 3.83 points to end at 144.94 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 2.16% or 1.21 points to 54.71.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) which rose 8.93% to 37.95, Baker Hughes Co (NYSE: BKR ) which was up 8.67% to settle at 36.74 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which gained 7.74% to close at 62.19.

The worst performers were Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which was down 5.35% to 136.98 in late trade, EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE: EPAM ) which lost 4.86% to settle at 188.76 and MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI ) which was down 4.69% to 465.26 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: HYMC ) which rose 138.10% to 1.50, AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd (NASDAQ: AGRI ) which was up 102.37% to settle at 3.42 and Hoth Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: HOTH ) which gained 38.79% to close at 0.80.

The worst performers were Trean Insurance Group Inc (NASDAQ: TIG ) which was down 51.70% to 3.40 in late trade, Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL ) which lost 37.51% to settle at 9.08 and TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ: TXMD ) which was down 27.50% to 0.29 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1836 to 1367 and 128 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2282 fell and 1463 advanced, while 253 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.84% to 30.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.68% or 13.60 to $2,001.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 2.64% or 2.87 to hit $105.83 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.04 to trade at $109.15 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.05% to 1.10, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 116.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.58% at 98.53.

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