U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.75%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.75%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.75%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.86%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.16% or 5.00 points to trade at 236.78 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 0.65% or 0.91 points to end at 140.73 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) was up 0.41% or 1.00 points to 244.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 2.44% or 3.71 points to trade at 148.48 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 2.34% or 8.61 points to end at 359.06 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 2.00% or 3.42 points to 167.56.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which rose 3.96% to 369.40, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL ) which was up 2.98% to settle at 85.29 and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which gained 2.23% to close at 17.40.

The worst performers were Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU ) which was down 7.83% to 262.92 in late trade, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC ) which lost 7.09% to settle at 253.96 and CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX ) which was down 6.16% to 30.95 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Carver Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: CARV ) which rose 104.25% to 21.61, Nova Lifestyle I (NASDAQ: NVFY ) which was up 69.13% to settle at 6.410 and Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ARPO ) which gained 62.57% to close at 2.7800.

The worst performers were Newegg Commerce Inc (NASDAQ: NEGG ) which was down 32.55% to 45.58 in late trade, Pop Culture Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ: CPOP ) which lost 24.70% to settle at 19.77 and 360 Finance Inc (NASDAQ: QFIN ) which was down 21.55% to 26.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2445 to 725 and 118 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2306 fell and 1135 advanced, while 166 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 17.28% to 19.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.04% or 0.75 to $1802.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.30% or 0.94 to hit $73.14 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.23% or 0.90 to trade at $74.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.1845, while USD/JPY fell 0.80% to 109.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 92.373.

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