U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.07%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.07%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.07%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.36%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 2.39% or 1.65 points to trade at 70.60 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 2.15% or 1.56 points to end at 73.90 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) was up 1.81% or 2.41 points to 135.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 2.16% or 1.24 points to trade at 56.24 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.10% or 5.36 points to end at 250.26 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) shed 1.59% or 3.72 points to 230.90.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) which rose 7.31% to 16.00, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which was up 6.39% to settle at 63.46 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which gained 4.25% to close at 10.31.

The worst performers were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which was down 5.33% to 572.84 in late trade, Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE: LUV ) which lost 4.30% to settle at 58.25 and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UAL ) which was down 4.26% to 57.72 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Adamis Pharma (NASDAQ: ADMP ) which rose 60.00% to 1.1200, Energy Focu (NASDAQ: EFOI ) which was up 34.73% to settle at 5.7800 and The Intergroup Corporation (NASDAQ: INTG ) which gained 29.79% to close at 51.15.

The worst performers were PetMed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS ) which was down 28.40% to 32.98 in late trade, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY ) which lost 27.88% to settle at 31.87 and Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS ) which was down 25.02% to 30.530 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1852 to 1320 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1945 fell and 1378 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.20% to 18.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.93% or 36.95 to $1872.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $68.88 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $71.35 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.66% to 1.2129, while USD/JPY rose 0.68% to 110.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.64% at 90.480.

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