U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.37%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.37%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.37% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.73%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 1.62% or 5.41 points to trade at 339.56 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 1.52% or 3.21 points to end at 214.46 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 0.93% or 0.78 points to 84.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which lost 3.86% or 2.14 points to trade at 53.25 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 2.69% or 1.26 points to end at 45.59 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 2.42% or 2.01 points to 81.11.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Newell Brands Inc (NASDAQ: NWL ) which rose 14.22% to 15.34, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT ) which was up 8.90% to settle at 86.05 and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE ) which gained 7.70% to close at 44.32.

The worst performers were NetApp Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP ) which was down 20.22% to 46.04 in late trade, Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET ) which lost 10.21% to settle at 244.44 and LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB ) which was down 6.60% to 76.11 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were iPic Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: IPIC ) which rose 41.53% to 1.6700, Blackline Inc (NASDAQ: BL ) which was up 31.66% to settle at 56.01 and PC Connection Inc (NASDAQ: CNXN ) which gained 22.35% to close at 39.85.

The worst performers were Acorda Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ACOR ) which was down 48.93% to 3.10 in late trade, Glu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: GLUU ) which lost 36.50% to settle at 4.820 and Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM ) which was down 33.74% to 8.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1884 to 1116 and 18 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1755 fell and 893 advanced, while 95 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.46% to 17.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.45% or 20.80 to $1453.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.37% or 1.28 to hit $55.23 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.27% or 0.77 to trade at $61.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1108, while USD/JPY fell 0.68% to 106.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 97.873.

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