U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.72% or 9.06 points to trade at 342.56 at the close. Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) added 1.36% or 0.61 points to end at 45.51 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 0.88% or 0.68 points to 77.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 2.37% or 1.16 points to trade at 47.70 in late trade. Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) declined 1.61% or 2.28 points to end at 139.10 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 1.40% or 1.58 points to 111.31.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR ) which rose 6.13% to 88.43, Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN ) which was up 4.02% to settle at 27.15 and Concho Resources Inc (NYSE: CXO ) which gained 3.06% to close at 131.50.

The worst performers were Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ) which was down 9.27% to 87.94 in late trade, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which lost 5.46% to settle at 45.52 and Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which was down 4.15% to 108.12 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Adial Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ADIL ) which rose 100.00% to 2.80, Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ: TNXP ) which was up 83.42% to settle at 6.970 and Kirklands Inc (NASDAQ: KIRK ) which gained 34.13% to close at 10.10.

The worst performers were ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ: PIXY ) which was down 32.35% to 2.99 in late trade, Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BPTH ) which lost 26.57% to settle at 0.441 and Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: SEII ) which was down 24.23% to 1.470 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1584 to 1486 and 97 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1455 fell and 1184 advanced, while 95 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.62% to 18.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.06% or 0.70 to $1229.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.21% or 1.11 to hit $51.40 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.39% or 0.82 to trade at $59.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1387, while USD/JPY fell 0.21% to 113.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 96.718.

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