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 0.07%, while the index declined 0.15%, and the index declined 0.47%.
The best performers of the session on the were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 4.82% or 1.73 points to trade at 37.64 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) added 1.50% or 1.50 points to end at 101.72 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.05% or 1.34 points to 129.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:), which fell 1.80% or 1.45 points to trade at 79.06 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.57% or 4.11 points to end at 257.72 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) was down 1.31% or 2.65 points to 199.55.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Apache Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 6.09% to 9.76, Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:) which was up 5.35% to settle at 26.97 and The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 5.15% to close at 39.03.
The worst performers were Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 20.70% to 215.28 in late trade, Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:) which lost 3.99% to settle at 39.00 and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.82% to 34.25 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 67.94% to 1.3200, Dragon Victory International Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 59.50% to settle at 1.930 and China HGS Real Estate Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 50.07% to close at 1.5400.
The worst performers were Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ:) which was down 32.83% to 1.330 in late trade, VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ:) which lost 21.85% to settle at 8.980 and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 20.70% to 215.28 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1685 to 1377 and 91 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1640 rose and 1228 declined, while 91 ended unchanged.
Shares in Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 67.94% or 0.5340 to 1.3200.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.16% to 26.97.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.29% or 5.55 to $1912.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.22% or 0.09 to hit $40.95 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.16% or 0.07 to trade at $43.05 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1707, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 105.42.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 93.812.
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