U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.56%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.56%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.56%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.81%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which rose 2.16% or 2.19 points to trade at 103.52 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 1.63% or 3.38 points to end at 210.94 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 1.35% or 2.28 points to 171.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 3.89% or 10.31 points to trade at 254.70 in late trade. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) declined 2.06% or 4.30 points to end at 204.66 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) shed 1.81% or 4.97 points to 269.66.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Unum Group (NYSE: UNM ) which rose 8.21% to 19.90, Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC ) which was up 7.15% to settle at 38.22 and Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which gained 6.32% to close at 3.87.

The worst performers were PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL ) which was down 6.41% to 191.84 in late trade, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ: ABMD ) which lost 6.16% to settle at 275.89 and Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKAM ) which was down 4.38% to 108.43 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Lmp Automotive Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LMPX ) which rose 31.69% to 17.66, VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR ) which was up 28.15% to settle at 11.610 and National CineMedia Inc (NASDAQ: NCMI ) which gained 28.13% to close at 4.60.

The worst performers were Seelos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SEEL ) which was down 28.52% to 0.599 in late trade, Fuwei Films Holdings Co Ltd (NASDAQ: FFHL ) which lost 28.20% to settle at 4.10 and Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX ) which was down 19.52% to 4.33 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1826 to 1249 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1759 fell and 1067 advanced, while 77 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.48% to 30.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 3.00 to $1940.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 4.52% or 1.87 to hit $39.50 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 3.93% or 1.73 to trade at $42.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1838, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 106.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.808.

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