U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.47%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.47%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.47%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.53%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which rose 2.12% or 2.80 points to trade at 134.71 at the close. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) added 1.57% or 2.11 points to end at 136.36 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) was up 1.36% or 1.92 points to 143.21 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 3.83% or 2.02 points to trade at 50.77 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 3.69% or 13.34 points to end at 348.09 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 1.44% or 0.76 points to 52.16.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS ) which rose 8.11% to 42.38, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which was up 6.03% to settle at 27.98 and LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ ) which gained 5.11% to close at 27.58.

The worst performers were Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ALGN ) which was down 26.99% to 200.90 in late trade, Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE: VAR ) which lost 9.51% to settle at 121.09 and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which was down 8.44% to 31.67 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were My Size Inc (NASDAQ: MYSZ ) which rose 48.89% to 0.67, Anika Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ANIK ) which was up 28.86% to settle at 52.60 and Gemphire Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GEMP ) which gained 28.47% to close at 0.93.

The worst performers were iPic Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: IPIC ) which was down 28.31% to 1.8950 in late trade, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ALGN ) which lost 26.99% to settle at 200.90 and Neuralstem Inc (NASDAQ: CUR ) which was down 25.60% to 3.7200 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2177 to 797 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1897 fell and 757 advanced, while 89 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.55% to 12.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.64% or 9.15 to $1414.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $55.91 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $63.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1147, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.523.

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