U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.49%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.49%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.49%, while the S&P 500 index fell 1.42%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.97% or 6.45 points to trade at 223.90 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 2.07% or 4.60 points to end at 227.00 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 1.42% or 2.03 points to 145.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which lost 4.23% or 13.47 points to trade at 304.80 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 3.87% or 9.20 points to end at 228.63 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shed 1.90% or 3.34 points to 172.19.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which rose 5.03% to 236.67, Kroger Company (NYSE: KR ) which was up 4.96% to settle at 49.48 and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which gained 4.54% to close at 19.34.

The worst performers were ServiceNow Inc (NYSE: NOW ) which was down 9.31% to 520.00 in late trade, Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE: LUMN ) which lost 7.67% to settle at 12.27 and Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ: TECH ) which was down 7.16% to 397.68 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Singularity Future Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: SGLY ) which rose 25.88% to 5.010, Medavail Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MDVL ) which was up 24.41% to settle at 1.58 and Vinco Ventures Inc (NASDAQ: BBIG ) which gained 22.57% to close at 3.530.

The worst performers were Vyne Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VYNE ) which was down 21.45% to 0.785 in late trade, Kymera Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: KYMR ) which lost 15.90% to settle at 42.68 and Kidpik Corp (NASDAQ: PIK ) which was down 15.62% to 6.16 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1785 to 1469 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2648 fell and 1156 advanced, while 208 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 15.27% to 20.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.28% or 5.20 to $1822.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.17% or 0.97 to hit $81.67 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.07 to trade at $84.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1458, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 114.21.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 94.850.

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