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© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.07%

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 lost 0.36%, and the index fell 1.03%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.39% or 1.65 points to trade at 70.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) added 2.15% or 1.56 points to end at 73.90 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) was up 1.81% or 2.41 points to 135.87 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which fell 2.16% or 1.24 points to trade at 56.24 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 2.10% or 5.36 points to end at 250.26 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.59% or 3.72 points to 230.90.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ford Motor Company (NYSE:) which rose 7.31% to 16.00, General Motors Company (NYSE:) which was up 6.39% to settle at 63.46 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:) which gained 4.25% to close at 10.31.

The worst performers were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.33% to 572.84 in late trade, Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:) which lost 4.30% to settle at 58.25 and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.26% to 57.72 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Adamis Pharma (NASDAQ:) which rose 60.00% to 1.1200, Energy Focu (NASDAQ:) which was up 34.73% to settle at 5.7800 and The Intergroup Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 29.79% to close at 51.15.

The worst performers were PetMed Express Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.40% to 32.98 in late trade, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 27.88% to settle at 31.87 and Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 25.02% to 30.530 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1852 to 1320 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1945 fell and 1378 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 7.31% or 1.09 to 16.00. Shares in General Motors Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 6.39% or 3.81 to 63.46. Shares in The Intergroup Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 29.79% or 11.74 to 51.15.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.20% to 18.04.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.93% or 36.90 to $1873.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $68.88 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $71.35 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.66% to 1.2129, while USD/JPY rose 0.68% to 110.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.64% at 90.480.

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