U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.19%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.19%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Telecoms and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.19%, while the S&P 500 index fell 1.73%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 3.11% or 1.38 points to trade at 45.69 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 0.65% or 0.49 points to end at 76.23 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 0.63% or 0.44 points to 70.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 3.82% or 6.84 points to trade at 172.23 in late trade. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) declined 2.68% or 1.22 points to end at 44.25 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 2.27% or 2.35 points to 101.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP ) which rose 7.55% to 285.38, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which was up 7.10% to settle at 22.92 and Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CINF ) which gained 6.62% to close at 76.50.

The worst performers were Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE: MHK ) which was down 23.86% to 115.03 in late trade, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which lost 18.18% to settle at 44.19 and Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE: FBHS ) which was down 11.10% to 41.58 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO ) which rose 66.20% to 7.180, China Recycling Energy Corp (NASDAQ: CREG ) which was up 19.55% to settle at 1.5900 and MYnd Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: MYND ) which gained 24.09% to close at 1.70.

The worst performers were Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SGYP ) which was down 69.29% to 0.430 in late trade, Flex Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX ) which lost 35.01% to settle at 7.09 and MoSys Inc (NASDAQ: MOSY ) which was down 30.50% to 0.2648 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2216 to 858 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1765 fell and 883 advanced, while 81 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.25% to 24.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.59% or 7.20 to $1236.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.49% or 0.33 to hit $67.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.08% or 0.83 to trade at $77.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1408, while USD/JPY fell 0.54% to 111.81.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 96.12.

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