U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.30%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the fell 0.30%, while the index fell 0.24%, and the index lost 0.58%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nike Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.50% or 1.36 points to trade at 92.17 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) added 1.05% or 1.29 points to end at 124.31 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.94% or 0.78 points to 83.88 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which fell 3.01% or 6.69 points to trade at 215.48 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:) declined 2.71% or 3.35 points to end at 120.16 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) was down 1.63% or 2.14 points to 128.85.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:) which rose 3.68% to 31.00, Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 2.98% to settle at 154.84 and AbbVie Inc (NYSE:) which gained 2.69% to close at 74.03.

The worst performers were Carnival Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 8.55% to 43.95 in late trade, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:) which lost 6.60% to settle at 17.56 and Centene Corp (NYSE:) which was down 4.85% to 43.13 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Precipio Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 50.00% to 3.2700, Ameri Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 31.42% to settle at 0.20 and Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 23.36% to close at 1.69.

The worst performers were Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.84% to 27.700 in late trade, BioXcel Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 23.55% to settle at 7.50 and PDS Biotechnology Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 22.86% to 3.4329 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1646 to 1233 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1843 fell and 773 advanced, while 76 ended unchanged.

Shares in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.98% or 4.48 to 154.84. Shares in Centene Corp (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.85% or 2.20 to 43.13. Shares in Nike Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.50% or 1.36 to 92.17. Shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.01% or 6.69 to 215.48. Shares in Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.05% or 1.29 to 124.31.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.69% to 16.07.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.04% or 0.55 to $1511.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $56.53 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $62.54 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.0919, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 107.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 98.812.

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