U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.16%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.10%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ), which rose 0.61% or 0.28 points to trade at 46.10 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 0.52% or 0.29 points to end at 55.65 and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 0.47% or 0.32 points to 69.08 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 2.01% or 2.25 points to trade at 109.85 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 1.44% or 2.32 points to end at 158.61 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 1.24% or 0.35 points to 27.90.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG ) which rose 5.08% to 9.72, Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ: URBN ) which was up 3.35% to settle at 31.43 and Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF ) which gained 3.19% to close at 8.74.

The worst performers were Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: VRTX ) which was down 6.12% to 81.75 in late trade, Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which lost 5.61% to settle at 25.59 and National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which was down 3.89% to 27.68 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ: GBSN ) which rose 62.27% to 4.4300, Energy XXI Ltd (NASDAQ: EXXI ) which was up 48.94% to settle at 0.1902 and Skyline Medical Inc (NASDAQ: SKLN ) which gained 47.49% to close at 0.2500.

The worst performers were Cellectar Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CLRB ) which was down 31.15% to 2.1000 in late trade, Donegal Group B Inc (NASDAQ: DGICB ) which lost 21.04% to settle at 12.950 and Super Micro Computer Inc (NASDAQ: SMCI ) which was down 19.60% to 26.79 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1792 to 1533 and 25 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1309 fell and 1272 advanced, while 71 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.44% to 13.66.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 0.75% or 9.20 to $1235.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 2.41% or 1.00 to hit $40.50 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.55% or 0.68 to trade at $43.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1284, while USD/JPY fell 0.63% to 108.75.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.26% at 94.69.

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