U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.35%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.35%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.35% to hit a new 3-month low, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.84%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which rose 3.53% or 2.98 points to trade at 87.51 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) added 1.78% or 2.90 points to end at 166.18 and Salesforce Inc (NYSE: CRM ) was up 1.71% or 2.52 points to 150.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which lost 3.82% or 5.68 points to trade at 143.03 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 3.20% or 4.58 points to end at 138.71 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 2.43% or 7.79 points to 312.92.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) which rose 4.85% to 310.87, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) which was up 3.53% to settle at 87.51 and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ) which gained 2.63% to close at 71.29.

The worst performers were Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR ) which was down 9.44% to 37.62 in late trade, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BALL ) which lost 8.66% to settle at 49.23 and FactSet Research Systems Inc (NYSE: FDS ) which was down 8.29% to 394.75 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Spero Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SPRO ) which rose 167.74% to 2.20, Avenue Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ATXI ) which was up 105.90% to settle at 0.44 and Panbela Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PBLA ) which gained 46.39% to close at 0.35.

The worst performers were Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS ) which was down 44.06% to 0.12 in late trade, Ecmoho Ltd (NASDAQ: MOHO ) which lost 42.72% to settle at 0.10 and Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: PT ) which was down 28.80% to 0.42 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2613 to 544 and 116 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3013 fell and 765 advanced, while 256 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.29% to 27.35.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.24% or 3.95 to $1,679.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.54% or 0.45 to hit $83.39 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.45 to trade at $90.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.03% to 0.98, while USD/JPY fell 1.14% to 142.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.65% at 111.07.

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