U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.53%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.53%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.53%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.40%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which rose 3.27% or 4.72 points to trade at 149.24 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 1.30% or 1.44 points to end at 112.13 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) was up 0.83% or 1.66 points to 202.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 3.71% or 4.82 points to trade at 125.18 in late trade. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) declined 2.73% or 2.81 points to end at 100.17 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) shed 1.86% or 1.23 points to 64.93.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Snap-On Incorporated (NYSE: SNA ) which rose 9.50% to 173.29, Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV ) which was up 5.30% to settle at 78.12 and Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR ) which gained 4.47% to close at 103.20.

The worst performers were eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY ) which was down 10.12% to 34.11 in late trade, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which lost 7.49% to settle at 15.80 and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB ) which was down 6.38% to 28.31 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Schmitt Industries Inc (NASDAQ: SMIT ) which rose 29.58% to 3.110, AC Immune Ltd (NASDAQ: ACIU ) which was up 21.48% to settle at 14.31 and Adomani Inc (NASDAQ: ADOM ) which gained 20.62% to close at 0.78.

The worst performers were Mersana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MRSN ) which was down 31.59% to 11.26 in late trade, AGM Group Holdings Inc Class A (NASDAQ: AGMH ) which lost 19.30% to settle at 13.84 and Resources Connection Inc (NASDAQ: RECN ) which was down 17.20% to 14.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1787 to 1264 and 114 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1394 rose and 1152 declined, while 142 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.87% to 12.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.42% or 5.10 to $1222.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.46% or 0.31 to hit $68.06 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.40% or 0.29 to trade at $72.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1644, while USD/JPY fell 0.35% to 112.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 94.97.

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