(CNBC) U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Thursday, weighed by declines in health care and technology stocks, as traders eyed oil prices and awaited the retail sales report due Friday. Apple closed down 2.37 percent at its lowest since June 2014. ( Tweet This )
"The market seems to be at an inflection point and investors are trying to get their arms around where the next move is," said Myles Clouston, senior director at Nasdaq Advisory Services.
"There really is a lack of conviction of late. No one's chasing it much higher," he said.
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