U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.83%

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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 lost 2.83%, while the index lost 2.48%, and the index declined 3.04%.

The best performers of the session on the were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:), which rose 0.36% or 0.20 points to trade at 56.22 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:) fell 0.51% or 0.48 points to end at 92.86 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) was down 0.62% or 0.29 points to 46.64 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 9.96% or 15.73 points to trade at 142.19 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) declined 5.50% or 2.59 points to end at 44.49 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:) was down 4.45% or 4.82 points to 103.48.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 20.69% to 80.43, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 7.08% to settle at 68.06 and HCP Inc (NYSE:) which gained 3.60% to close at 27.95.

The worst performers were Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:) which was down 13.26% to 45.12 in late trade, Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 10.65% to settle at 60.72 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.96% to 142.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 87.07% to 26.68, Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 61.36% to settle at 0.177 and Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:) which gained 50.08% to close at 0.184.

The worst performers were Aevi Genomic Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 75.32% to 0.190 in late trade, Sesen Bio Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 36.74% to settle at 0.9299 and China Ceramics Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 26.98% to 1.3800 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1818 to 1243 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1869 fell and 785 advanced, while 61 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; down 13.26% or 6.90 to 45.12. Shares in Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 10.65% or 7.24 to 60.72. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 9.96% or 15.73 to 142.19. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 9.96% or 15.73 to 142.19. Shares in Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 87.07% or 12.42 to 26.68. Shares in Aevi Genomic Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 75.32% or 0.580 to 0.190.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 9.60% to 25.45.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.93% or 12.00 to $1296.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.27% or 0.59 to hit $47.13 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.84% or 1.01 to trade at $55.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.50% to 1.1399, while USD/JPY fell 1.28% to 107.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.65% at 95.797.

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