U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials , Oil & Gas and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.02%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.07%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ), which rose 0.72% or 0.39 points to trade at 53.83 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) added 0.52% or 0.21 points to end at 41.60 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) was up 0.46% or 0.15 points to 32.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which lost 1.05% or 0.91 points to trade at 85.59 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 0.87% or 2.09 points to end at 238.56 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 0.59% or 0.44 points to 73.93.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM ) which rose 6.41% to 34.88, Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: DLR ) which was up 2.50% to settle at 98.42 and Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR ) which gained 2.04% to close at 73.46.

The worst performers were Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which was down 2.68% to 18.73 in late trade, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE: CMG ) which lost 2.30% to settle at 376.49 and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB ) which was down 2.16% to 26.67 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cesca Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: KOOL ) which rose 32.36% to 3.6400, Modsys International Ltd (NASDAQ: MDSY ) which was up 27.65% to settle at 0.929 and Fortress Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: FBIO ) which gained 21.62% to close at 2.785.

The worst performers were Cempra Inc (NASDAQ: CEMP ) which was down 57.54% to 2.590 in late trade, Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG ) which lost 30.13% to settle at 5.2399 and MoSys Inc (NASDAQ: MOSY ) which was down 24.85% to 0.2450 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1802 to 1345 and 82 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1376 fell and 1070 advanced, while 138 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.78% to 13.44.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 1.30% or 14.85 to $1155.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.59% or 0.32 to hit $53.74 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.28% or 0.16 to trade at $56.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.67% to 1.0485, while USD/JPY fell 0.52% to 116.63.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.51% at 102.71.

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