U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.20%

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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 declined 0.20%, while the index declined 0.16%, and the index declined 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the were Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:), which rose 2.41% or 1.64 points to trade at 69.67 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 2.30% or 1.21 points to end at 53.88 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.86% or 0.69 points to 37.74 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.59% or 1.95 points to trade at 120.34 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 1.21% or 4.47 points to end at 366.44 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 1.17% or 0.72 points to 60.62.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which rose 10.13% to 17.17, The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 7.33% to settle at 48.03 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 3.81% to close at 22.77.

The worst performers were E-TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.33% to 41.58 in late trade, KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:) which lost 6.96% to settle at 161.59 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.38% to 56.44 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wah Fu Education Group Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 118.25% to 2.75, ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 38.37% to settle at 3.3900 and Seneca Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 29.87% to close at 1.0000.

The worst performers were Onconova Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 45.71% to 0.1638 in late trade, Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 38.75% to settle at 0.3430 and InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 27.63% to 0.17 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1669 to 1149 and 113 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1488 fell and 1146 advanced, while 87 ended unchanged.

Shares in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 7.33% or 3.28 to 48.03. Shares in Onconova Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 45.71% or 0.1379 to 0.1638. Shares in Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 38.75% or 0.2170 to 0.3430. Shares in InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 27.63% or 0.06 to 0.17.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.74% to 13.13.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.66% or 9.75 to $1464.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.33% or 1.33 to hit $58.34 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.02% or 1.26 to trade at $63.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1060, while USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 108.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 97.890.

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