U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.59%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.59%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.59% to hit a new 3-month low, while the S&P 500 index declined 1.19%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 0.28% or 0.75 points to trade at 271.25 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 0.03% or 0.02 points to end at 75.11 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was down 0.18% or 0.25 points to 138.93 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 3.37% or 1.64 points to trade at 47.07 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 2.98% or 5.90 points to end at 191.97 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) shed 3.02% or 5.46 points to 175.42.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE: PRGO ) which rose 8.76% to 47.31, Paychex Inc (NASDAQ: PAYX ) which was up 4.29% to settle at 112.48 and Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: EA ) which gained 3.25% to close at 142.43.

The worst performers were CarMax Inc (NYSE: KMX ) which was down 12.63% to 127.96 in late trade, Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which lost 12.24% to settle at 47.09 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which was down 8.98% to 26.45 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Progenity Inc (NASDAQ: PROG ) which rose 39.81% to 1.510, Farmmi Inc (NASDAQ: FAMI ) which was up 34.68% to settle at 0.4579 and Alzamend Neuro Inc (NASDAQ: ALZN ) which gained 34.21% to close at 3.06.

The worst performers were Elite Education Group International Ltd (NASDAQ: EEIQ ) which was down 37.02% to 4.100 in late trade, TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PETZ ) which lost 30.43% to settle at 1.280 and Kaival Brands Innovations Group Inc (NASDAQ: KAVL ) which was down 28.27% to 1.370 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2078 to 1165 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1887 fell and 1705 advanced, while 150 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.57% to 23.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.03% or 34.90 to $1757.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.27% or 0.20 to hit $75.03 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.32% or 0.25 to trade at $78.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1580, while USD/JPY fell 0.62% to 111.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 94.260.

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