U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.48%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.96%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 2.60% or 1.20 points to trade at 47.31 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 2.20% or 3.23 points to end at 149.94 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) was up 1.40% or 3.08 points to 222.67 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ), which lost 3.91% or 9.98 points to trade at 245.41 in late trade. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declined 3.23% or 3.77 points to end at 113.02 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 2.95% or 6.27 points to 206.19.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB ) which rose 6.02% to 72.24, Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC ) which was up 5.71% to settle at 7.41 and United Rentals Inc (NYSE: URI ) which gained 5.51% to close at 185.02.

The worst performers were Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which was down 5.30% to 78.30 in late trade, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: VRTX ) which lost 4.65% to settle at 260.80 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 4.63% to 503.06 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nano X Imaging Ltd (NASDAQ: NNOX ) which rose 56.20% to 37.44, Westwater Resources Inc (NASDAQ: WWR ) which was up 49.32% to settle at 4.420 and ProPhase Labs Inc (NASDAQ: PRPH ) which gained 32.05% to close at 5.150.

The worst performers were Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: BNTC ) which was down 36.74% to 3.03 in late trade, Mesoblast Ltd (NASDAQ: MESO ) which lost 35.27% to settle at 12.03 and Oasis Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ: OAS ) which was down 19.10% to 0.171 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1907 to 1162 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1486 fell and 1380 advanced, while 78 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.48% to 27.63.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.64% or 12.30 to $1904.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 4.52% or 1.75 to hit $36.97 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 4.25% or 1.74 to trade at $39.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1716, while USD/JPY fell 0.19% to 105.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.907.

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