U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.48%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.45%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 1.86% or 1.88 points to trade at 103.06 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) added 0.79% or 0.66 points to end at 84.13 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 0.64% or 0.85 points to 134.37 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ), which lost 1.69% or 2.03 points to trade at 118.25 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 1.65% or 2.81 points to end at 167.29 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) shed 1.62% or 2.22 points to 135.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which rose 12.47% to 16.60, Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which was up 10.56% to settle at 19.43 and Perrigo Co (NYSE: PRGO ) which gained 8.99% to close at 88.50.

The worst performers were Transdigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG ) which was down 7.11% to 264.70 in late trade, Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI ) which lost 6.35% to settle at 38.40 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was down 5.12% to 11.110 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were China Recycling Energy Corp (NASDAQ: CREG ) which rose 198.43% to 3.7900, root9B Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: RTNB ) which was up 172.98% to settle at 1.4741 and Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ: OTIC ) which gained 91.07% to close at 5.35.

The worst performers were Sequential (NASDAQ: SQBG ) which was down 36.29% to 1.51 in late trade, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution (NASDAQ: KONE ) which lost 35.82% to settle at 3.588 and Meet Group Inc (NASDAQ: MEET ) which was down 31.88% to 2.350 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1975 to 1142 and 46 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1514 fell and 997 advanced, while 105 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.47% to 11.00 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.27% or 3.46 to $1287.16 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.49% or 0.28 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.55% or 0.35 to trade at $63.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1646, while USD/JPY fell 0.55% to 113.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 94.37.

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