U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.78%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.78%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.78%, while the S&P 500 index lost 2.12%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which rose 4.01% or 5.35 points to trade at 138.88 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 2.72% or 1.48 points to end at 55.72 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) was up 2.00% or 1.22 points to 62.12 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 5.53% or 11.71 points to trade at 200.03 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 4.37% or 8.90 points to end at 194.74 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) shed 3.57% or 5.50 points to 148.64.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: NEM ) which rose 5.40% to 67.75, Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE ) which was up 5.00% to settle at 67.35 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) which gained 4.01% to close at 138.88.

The worst performers were Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which was down 19.91% to 197.02 in late trade, LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ ) which lost 14.32% to settle at 47.64 and Tyler Technologies Inc (NYSE: TYL ) which was down 8.75% to 428.62 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Inspirato Inc (NASDAQ: ISPO ) which rose 648.38% to 92.65, Cepton Inc (NASDAQ: CPTN ) which was up 343.51% to settle at 42.000 and Anghami De Inc (NASDAQ: ANGH ) which gained 161.36% to close at 28.880.

The worst performers were Amplitude Inc (NASDAQ: AMPL ) which was down 58.90% to 17.10 in late trade, Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: GHSI ) which lost 34.12% to settle at 0.3700 and Yumanity Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: YMTX ) which was down 28.81% to 1.26 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2388 to 861 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3037 fell and 788 advanced, while 179 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 15.73% to 28.11.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.57% or 29.30 to $1900.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.09% or 1.96 to hit $91.70 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.06 to trade at $92.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1363, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 114.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 95.828.

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