U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.27%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.27%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.27%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.41%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 2.87% or 7.69 points to trade at 276.03 at the close. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) added 2.04% or 4.94 points to end at 246.60 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 1.58% or 1.30 points to 83.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 3.52% or 2.10 points to trade at 57.55 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 3.39% or 3.24 points to end at 92.25 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 2.42% or 5.07 points to 204.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NiSource Inc (NYSE: NI ) which rose 5.31% to 23.02, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ: ABMD ) which was up 3.65% to settle at 329.93 and Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKAM ) which gained 3.53% to close at 106.48.

The worst performers were Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ) which was down 7.44% to 32.16 in late trade, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which lost 6.85% to settle at 22.58 and Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C ) which was down 6.26% to 64.69 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ObsEva SA (NASDAQ: OBSV ) which rose 67.46% to 4.22, Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT ) which was up 55.56% to settle at 4.900 and DBV Technologies (NASDAQ: DBVT ) which gained 53.48% to close at 5.74.

The worst performers were Cardiff Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: CRDF ) which was down 28.56% to 13.980 in late trade, Dogness International Corp Class A (NASDAQ: DOGZ ) which lost 24.30% to settle at 2.040 and Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CYCC ) which was down 17.87% to 7.4000 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2026 to 1077 and 72 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2047 fell and 1014 advanced, while 63 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.29% to 23.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.36% or 25.10 to $1826.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.50% or 1.34 to hit $52.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.59% or 1.46 to trade at $54.96 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.63% to 1.2080, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 103.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 90.743.

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