U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.43%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.43%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.43% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.46%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 1.64% or 2.63 points to trade at 163.34 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 1.21% or 2.56 points to end at 213.94 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 0.44% or 0.69 points to 159.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ), which lost 2.40% or 5.29 points to trade at 215.58 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) declined 2.23% or 3.83 points to end at 168.07 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) shed 2.04% or 1.54 points to 73.82.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which rose 5.59% to 20.20, Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ: WLTW ) which was up 4.45% to settle at 236.00 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which gained 4.32% to close at 23.16.

The worst performers were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which was down 6.66% to 300.15 in late trade, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) which lost 5.82% to settle at 240.00 and Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: DLR ) which was down 4.97% to 157.88 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKLB ) which rose 37.24% to 20.71, Gevo Inc (NASDAQ: GEVO ) which was up 37.13% to settle at 7.940 and Impel Neuropharma Inc (NASDAQ: IMPL ) which gained 27.01% to close at 21.090.

The worst performers were Humanigen Inc (NASDAQ: HGEN ) which was down 47.25% to 7.97 in late trade, Tuesday Morning Corp (NASDAQ: TUEM ) which lost 44.96% to settle at 2.350 and Otonomo Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: OTMO ) which was down 17.91% to 6.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1666 to 1523 and 150 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1866 rose and 1656 declined, while 174 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.68% to 18.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 2.65 to $1796.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.01% or 1.39 to hit $67.91 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.86% or 1.35 to trade at $71.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1823, while USD/JPY fell 0.46% to 109.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 92.525.

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