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© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.43% – 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 fell 0.43% to hit a new 1-month low, while the index lost 0.46%, and the index declined 0.25%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nike Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.64% or 2.63 points to trade at 163.34 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 1.21% or 2.56 points to end at 213.94 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) was up 0.44% or 0.69 points to 159.19 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 2.40% or 5.29 points to trade at 215.58 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) declined 2.23% or 3.83 points to end at 168.07 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was down 2.04% or 1.54 points to 73.82.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:) which rose 5.59% to 20.20, Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:) which was up 4.45% to settle at 236.00 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which gained 4.32% to close at 23.16.

The worst performers were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 6.66% to 300.15 in late trade, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:) which lost 5.82% to settle at 240.00 and Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:) which was down 4.97% to 157.88 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:) which rose 37.31% to 20.72, Gevo Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 37.13% to settle at 7.940 and Impel Neuropharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 27.25% to close at 21.130.

The worst performers were Humanigen Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 47.25% to 7.97 in late trade, Tuesday Morning Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 45.20% to settle at 2.340 and Couchbase Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 19.33% to 41.61 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1663 to 1534 and 146 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1865 rose and 1675 declined, while 194 ended unchanged.

Shares in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.40% or 5.29 to 215.58. Shares in Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 37.31% or 5.63 to 20.72. Shares in Humanigen Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 47.25% or 7.14 to 7.97.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.68% to 18.80.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 2.75 to $1796.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.99% or 1.38 to hit $67.92 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.83% or 1.33 to trade at $71.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1823, while USD/JPY fell 0.46% to 109.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 92.523.

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