U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.16%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ), which rose 1.91% or 0.91 points to trade at 48.54 at the close. EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD ) added 1.78% or 1.22 points to end at 69.90 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 1.05% or 1.60 points to 153.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ), which lost 1.52% or 2.21 points to trade at 143.33 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 1.34% or 1.12 points to end at 83.00 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) shed 1.23% or 1.24 points to 99.95.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE: LVLT ) which rose 10.55% to 51.87, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) which was up 9.73% to settle at 31.00 and F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which gained 9.58% to close at 130.99.

The worst performers were O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ: ORLY ) which was down 8.72% to 253.00 in late trade, Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC ) which lost 8.08% to settle at 27.66 and National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which was down 7.80% to 33.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMNP ) which rose 35.41% to 0.2505, Lightbridge Corp (NASDAQ: LTBR ) which was up 35.00% to settle at 1.6200 and PCM Inc (NASDAQ: PCMI ) which gained 28.96% to close at 23.96.

The worst performers were Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PTI ) which was down 33.77% to 8.51 in late trade, Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK ) which lost 28.09% to settle at 3.20 and Tronc Inc (NASDAQ: TRNC ) which was down 27.82% to 12.27 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2258 to 897 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1591 fell and 838 advanced, while 165 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.87% to 15.36.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.19% or 2.40 to $1269.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.89% or 0.44 to hit $49.62 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $50.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.0899, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 105.22.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.33% at 98.92.

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