U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.00% By Investing.com

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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 0.00%, while the index declined 0.72%, and the index declined 1.71%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 1.38% or 0.67 points to trade at 49.17 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:) added 1.35% or 1.85 points to end at 138.45 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) was up 1.16% or 2.41 points to 211.41 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which fell 2.45% or 1.27 points to trade at 50.48 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 1.64% or 3.46 points to end at 207.57 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.25% or 2.13 points to 168.12.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 4.72% to 44.81, CVS Health Corp (NYSE:) which was up 4.50% to settle at 97.29 and Humana Inc (NYSE:) which gained 2.84% to close at 452.50.

The worst performers were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 6.10% to 1003.80 in late trade, Macerich Company (NYSE:) which lost 5.43% to settle at 17.77 and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:) which was down 5.01% to 281.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Inspira Technologies Oxy BHN Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 84.01% to 4.95, American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 82.52% to settle at 1.880 and Ensysce Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 66.78% to close at 4.97.

The worst performers were Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 46.51% to 29.11 in late trade, Tecnoglass Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 36.02% to settle at 21.56 and Code Chain New Continent Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 29.41% to 1.200 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2481 to 771 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2966 fell and 884 advanced, while 164 ended unchanged.

Shares in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.50% or 4.19 to 97.29. Shares in Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 46.51% or 25.31 to 29.11.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 8.44% to 21.58.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.54% or 9.60 to $1775.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.45% or 1.77 to hit $70.59 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $73.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1291, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 113.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 96.225.

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