U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.89%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.89%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.89% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.10%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which rose 3.19% or 5.11 points to trade at 165.18 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) added 0.54% or 0.87 points to end at 162.00 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 0.22% or 0.78 points to 348.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 3.39% or 2.03 points to trade at 57.81 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 2.95% or 1.58 points to end at 52.04 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) shed 2.81% or 10.11 points to 349.58.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS ) which rose 4.28% to 99.83, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) which was up 3.19% to settle at 165.18 and Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BKNG ) which gained 2.38% to close at 2433.6.

The worst performers were Garmin Ltd (NYSE: GRMN ) which was down 6.05% to 123.29 in late trade, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which lost 5.48% to settle at 85.07 and M&T Bank Corp (NYSE: MTB ) which was down 5.44% to 166.35 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aptorum Group Ltd Class A (NASDAQ: APM ) which rose 38.52% to 1.690, Hillstream Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: HILS ) which was up 21.79% to settle at 3.13 and Adagio Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ADGI ) which gained 16.04% to close at 6.44.

The worst performers were China Finance Online Co Limited (NASDAQ: JRJC ) which was down 38.04% to 3.990 in late trade, Peloton Interactive Inc (NASDAQ: PTON ) which lost 23.93% to settle at 24.22 and Valneva SE ADR (NASDAQ: VALN ) which was down 20.75% to 37.66 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2447 to 800 and 162 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2750 fell and 1120 advanced, while 194 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.30% to 25.59 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.19% or 3.50 to $1839.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.48% or 1.27 to hit $84.53 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.03 to trade at $87.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1311, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 114.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 95.775.

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