U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.58%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which rose 2.06% or 0.77 points to trade at 38.18 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 1.92% or 1.49 points to end at 79.04 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) was up 1.91% or 2.17 points to 116.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which lost 4.03% or 8.44 points to trade at 201.22 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 3.93% or 4.78 points to end at 116.75 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) shed 3.23% or 3.03 points to 90.87.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR ) which rose 11.55% to 97.64, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALXN ) which was up 7.80% to settle at 114.42 and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: REGN ) which gained 6.29% to close at 578.21.

The worst performers were HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ ) which was down 12.32% to 15.01 in late trade, Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which lost 9.74% to settle at 20.12 and Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE: HBI ) which was down 9.65% to 10.21 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ARCA Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ABIO ) which rose 386.33% to 19.21, Hexindai Inc (NASDAQ: HX ) which was up 170.83% to settle at 1.3000 and Hudson Capital Inc (NASDAQ: HUSN ) which gained 70.77% to close at 0.700.

The worst performers were GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GRNQ ) which was down 35.27% to 1.6700 in late trade, China Jo-Jo Drugstores Inc (NASDAQ: CJJD ) which lost 24.78% to settle at 2.520 and Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ: LK ) which was down 20.46% to 2.06 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1721 to 1165 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1857 fell and 794 advanced, while 73 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.51% to 28.59.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.40% or 6.80 to $1717.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.53% or 0.83 to hit $33.64 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.22% or 0.08 to trade at $36.13 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.00% to 1.1076, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 107.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 98.470.

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