U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.32%

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

At the close in NYSE, the lost 1.32%, while the index declined 1.23%, and the index lost 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 0.92% or 3.23 points to trade at 354.93 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:) added 0.07% or 0.11 points to end at 148.09 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) was down 0.11% or 0.16 points to 141.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which lost 3.69% or 1.71 points to trade at 44.64 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE:) declined 2.76% or 1.44 points to end at 50.77 and International Business Machines (NYSE:) shed 2.76% or 3.23 points to 113.97.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Clorox Co (NYSE:) which rose 2.05% to 206.75, Equifax Inc (NYSE:) which was up 2.10% to settle at 162.53 and Anthem Inc (NYSE:) which gained 2.03% to close at 329.95.

The worst performers were Carnival Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 7.22% to 15.04 in late trade, Fox Corp Class A (NASDAQ:) which lost 7.06% to settle at 25.52 and Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:) which was down 6.91% to 34.62 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Imac Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 86.07% to 1.550, EuroDry Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 73.50% to settle at 7.79 and Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 38.26% to close at 1.160.

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The worst performers were Aemetis Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 39.26% to 2.1200 in late trade, Tellurian Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 28.37% to settle at 0.90 and Sundial Growers Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.35% to 0.29 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2285 to 602 and 68 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1993 fell and 773 advanced, while 57 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.49% to 26.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.70% or 12.95 to $1874.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.01% or 0.42 to hit $41.03 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.36 to trade at $43.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1804, while USD/JPY fell 0.32% to 105.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 92.975.

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