U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.82%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.82%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.82%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), which rose 3.93% or 0.55 points to trade at 14.54 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 0.55% or 0.36 points to end at 66.09 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 0.32% or 0.19 points to 58.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 4.10% or 7.08 points to trade at 165.72 in late trade. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) declined 1.90% or 2.80 points to end at 144.90 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 1.54% or 1.58 points to 100.79.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF ) which rose 4.08% to 18.89, Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX ) which was up 3.99% to settle at 31.54 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which gained 3.93% to close at 14.54.

The worst performers were Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE: SWK ) which was down 6.70% to 144.21 in late trade, Church & Dwight Company Inc (NYSE: CHD ) which lost 5.91% to settle at 45.84 and Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN ) which was down 4.78% to 33.04 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX ) which rose 76.27% to 3.12, Limelight Networks Inc (NASDAQ: LLNW ) which was up 21.71% to settle at 4.990 and iPass Inc (NASDAQ: IPAS ) which gained 18.69% to close at 0.4000.

The worst performers were Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX ) which was down 35.25% to 0.3950 in late trade, Cherokee Inc (NASDAQ: CHKE ) which lost 35.24% to settle at 0.94 and Cambium Learning Group Inc (NASDAQ: ABCD ) which was down 24.12% to 10.305 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2055 to 987 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1514 fell and 1001 advanced, while 155 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.39% to 16.82.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.78% or 10.50 to $1338.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $68.28 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $73.82 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.47% to 1.2288, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 107.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 90.06.

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