U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.83%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.83%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.83%, while the S&P 500 index declined 2.51%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 3.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which rose 0.10% or 0.17 points to trade at 177.80 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) fell 0.18% or 0.24 points to end at 135.41 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was down 0.24% or 0.18 points to 74.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 5.42% or 12.42 points to trade at 216.92 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 4.53% or 2.86 points to end at 60.33 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) shed 4.21% or 10.12 points to 230.34.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which rose 13.44% to 8.61, Quanta Services Inc (NYSE: PWR ) which was up 4.45% to settle at 84.74 and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which gained 3.78% to close at 74.64.

The worst performers were NetApp Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP ) which was down 13.02% to 62.25 in late trade, ANSYS Inc (NASDAQ: ANSS ) which lost 12.37% to settle at 337.69 and TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was down 12.39% to 43.42 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pandion Therapeutics Holdco Llc (NASDAQ: PAND ) which rose 133.52% to 59.85, Chromadex Corp (NASDAQ: CDXC ) which was up 115.61% to settle at 21.00 and TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PETZ ) which gained 35.37% to close at 4.210.

The worst performers were Collplant Biotechnologies Ltd (NASDAQ: CLGN ) which was down 27.38% to 13.74 in late trade, The9 Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: NCTY ) which lost 24.07% to settle at 43.020 and Akebia Ther (NASDAQ: AKBA ) which was down 19.04% to 3.46 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2728 to 426 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2769 fell and 469 advanced, while 36 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 39.97% to 29.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.57% or 28.30 to $1769.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.40% or 0.25 to hit $63.47 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.10 to trade at $66.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.2171, while USD/JPY rose 0.38% to 106.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 90.227.

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