U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Services and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.58%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.90%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.93%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 8.13% or 5.15 points to trade at 68.47 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 2.85% or 3.74 points to end at 135.11 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 1.66% or 5.26 points to 323.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 3.50% or 1.76 points to trade at 48.49 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 2.91% or 2.58 points to end at 85.98 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 2.48% or 3.39 points to 133.15.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) which rose 8.13% to 68.47, Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET ) which was up 3.47% to settle at 238.05 and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which gained 3.34% to close at 83.19.

The worst performers were Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS ) which was down 11.14% to 76.29 in late trade, Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ) which lost 9.86% to settle at 32.63 and Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE: AAP ) which was down 5.38% to 141.68 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI ) which rose 93.33% to 2.900, Lianluo Smart Ltd (NASDAQ: LLIT ) which was up 55.40% to settle at 1.0800 and Miragen Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MGEN ) which gained 42.67% to close at 0.9700.

The worst performers were Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ: TBLT ) which was down 43.21% to 0.1580 in late trade, CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: CHFS ) which lost 40.75% to settle at 0.480 and Trans World Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ: TWMC ) which was down 24.50% to 5.270 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2010 to 783 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1998 fell and 660 advanced, while 65 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.17% to 14.56.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.36% or 5.70 to $1571.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.50% or 1.39 to hit $54.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.29% or 1.42 to trade at $60.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1025, while USD/JPY fell 0.19% to 109.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 97.688.

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