U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.33%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms, Consumer Goods and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.33%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.60%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.80%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 1.55% or 0.54 points to trade at 35.37 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) added 0.87% or 2.03 points to end at 234.60 and Johnson&Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was up 0.65% or 1.05 points to 163.58 in late trade.


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The worst performers of the session were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ), which fell 3.65% or 1.41 points to trade at 37.19 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) declined 3.04% or 1.46 points to end at 46.58 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was down 1.81% or 3.31 points to 179.26.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Snap-On Inc (NYSE:SNA) which rose 7.97% to 258.89, Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) which was up 7.23% to settle at 526.52 and DR Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) which gained 5.64% to close at 107.60.

The worst performers were SVB Financial Group (OTC:SIVBQ) which was down 18.10% to 0.76 in late trade, Signature Bank (OTC:SBNY) which lost 15.98% to settle at 0.16 and AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) which was down 10.41% to 17.65 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Augmedix Inc (NASDAQ:AUGX) which rose 88.89% to 3.40, United Insurance Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UIHC) which was up 62.42% to settle at 2.68 and Cns Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNSP) which gained 48.02% to close at 2.62.

The worst performers were Windtree Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:WINT) which was down 57.68% to 2.37 in late trade, Bed Bath&Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) which lost 35.34% to settle at 0.30 and Via Renewables Inc (NASDAQ:VIA) which was down 27.75% to 13.25 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1893 to 1056 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2324 fell and 1268 advanced, while 145 ended unchanged.

Shares in DR Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.64% or 5.74 to 107.60. Shares in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) rose to 52-week highs; rising 0.87% or 2.03 to 234.60. Shares in Augmedix Inc (NASDAQ:AUGX) rose to 52-week highs; rising 88.89% or 1.60 to 3.40. Shares in Windtree Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:WINT) fell to all time lows; down 57.68% or 3.23 to 2.37. Shares in Via Renewables Inc (NASDAQ:VIA) fell to all time lows; losing 27.75% or 5.09 to 13.25.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.31% to 17.17.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.48% or 9.55 to $2,016.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.64% or 2.09 to hit $77.15 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 2.78% or 2.31 to trade at $80.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.11% to 1.10, while USD/JPY fell 0.33% to 134.24.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 101.54.

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