U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 3.12%

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© Reuters U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 3.12%

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 3.12%, while the index fell 3.57%, and the index declined 4.99%.

The best performers of the session on the were Chevron Corp (NYSE:), which fell 0.79% or 1.33 points to trade at 166.26 at the close. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:) fell 0.80% or 0.52 points to end at 64.51 and Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 0.74% or 1.75 points to 234.35 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:), which fell 7.11% or 13.18 points to trade at 172.30 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:) declined 5.89% or 7.43 points to end at 118.63 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 5.57% or 9.25 points to 156.77.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:) which rose 10.68% to 346.00, Albemarle Corp (NYSE:) which was up 9.76% to settle at 236.50 and Organon & Co (NYSE:) which gained 5.06% to close at 34.87.

The worst performers were Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 16.83% to 90.93 in late trade, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Class A (NASDAQ:) which lost 12.75% to settle at 73.60 and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 11.72% to 48.04 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cyngn Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 17.98% to 3.74, Better Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 7.83% to settle at 2.34 and Hudson Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 26.89% to close at 9.06.

The worst performers were Bioatla Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 41.18% to 2.40 in late trade, Nephros Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 40.59% to settle at 2.53 and Singularity Future Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.89% to 4.80 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2853 to 354 and 97 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3174 fell and 607 advanced, while 221 ended unchanged.

Shares in Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 16.83% or 18.40 to 90.93. Shares in eBay Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 11.72% or 6.38 to 48.04. Shares in Bioatla Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 41.18% or 1.68 to 2.40. Shares in Nephros Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 3-years lows; losing 40.59% or 1.73 to 2.53. Shares in Hudson Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 26.89% or 1.92 to 9.06.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 22.74% to 31.20.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.57% or 10.56 to $1,879.36 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.53% or 0.57 to hit $108.38 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.76% or 0.84 to trade at $110.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.73% to 1.05, while USD/JPY rose 0.83% to 130.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.93% at 103.55.