U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.11%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.11%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.11%, while the S&P 500 index declined 1.34%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 2.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 0.88% or 0.91 points to trade at 104.50 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) added 0.28% or 0.94 points to end at 333.81 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 0.06% or 0.09 points to 142.68 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 2.62% or 1.57 points to trade at 58.33 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) declined 2.50% or 6.43 points to end at 250.93 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 2.20% or 4.23 points to 188.03.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FANG ) which rose 9.16% to 81.26, EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG ) which was up 6.63% to settle at 71.43 and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which gained 6.28% to close at 12.36.

The worst performers were Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which was down 8.87% to 63.49 in late trade, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which lost 6.57% to settle at 32.70 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was down 6.31% to 29.57 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Five Prime Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: FPRX ) which rose 78.74% to 38.00, Super League Gaming Inc (NASDAQ: SLGG ) which was up 69.29% to settle at 8.82 and Allied Esports Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: AESE ) which gained 30.80% to close at 3.27.

The worst performers were The Dixie Group Inc (NASDAQ: DXYN ) which was down 40.66% to 3.240 in late trade, Biovie Inc (NASDAQ: BIVI ) which lost 38.73% to settle at 14.35 and Appharvest Inc (NASDAQ: APPH ) which was down 34.35% to 18.75 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2522 to 716 and 62 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2846 fell and 515 advanced, while 37 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.12% to 28.57.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.22% or 20.95 to $1694.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 4.49% or 2.75 to hit $64.03 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 4.53% or 2.90 to trade at $66.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1974, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 107.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.75% at 91.627.

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