U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.77%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.77%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.77%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.92%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 1.72% or 2.00 points to trade at 118.00 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) added 1.15% or 1.05 points to end at 92.41 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) was up 0.98% or 0.43 points to 44.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which lost 3.89% or 9.00 points to trade at 222.65 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 3.41% or 4.48 points to end at 126.91 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 2.75% or 1.33 points to 47.11.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST ) which rose 4.99% to 56.84, Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL ) which was up 4.76% to settle at 63.80 and Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC ) which gained 3.75% to close at 17.70.

The worst performers were Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE: PCG ) which was down 16.49% to 39.92 in late trade, Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which lost 12.39% to settle at 55.01 and Edison International (NYSE: EIX ) which was down 12.12% to 61.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Novelion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: NVLN ) which rose 36.80% to 1.710, Twist Bioscience Corp (NASDAQ: TWST ) which was up 31.58% to settle at 25.00 and Pro-Dex Inc (NASDAQ: PDEX ) which gained 30.65% to close at 12.190.

The worst performers were Moneygram Int (NASDAQ: MGI ) which was down 49.22% to 2.27 in late trade, InnerWorkings Inc (NASDAQ: INWK ) which lost 39.77% to settle at 4.24 and Apollo Endosurgery Inc (NASDAQ: APEN ) which was down 33.72% to 3.9500 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2092 to 959 and 101 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1993 fell and 659 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 up 3.83% to 17.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.33% or 16.30 to $1209.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.37% or 0.83 to hit $59.84 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.42% or 1.00 to trade at $69.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1336, while USD/JPY fell 0.23% to 113.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.72.

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