U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.68%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.68%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.68% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.72%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 2.58% or 1.44 points to trade at 57.21 at the close. Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) added 0.68% or 0.42 points to end at 62.54 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 0.47% or 0.71 points to 152.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 5.32% or 2.53 points to trade at 45.04 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.13% or 4.55 points to end at 209.03 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) shed 1.59% or 3.19 points to 196.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR ) which rose 5.22% to 142.84, Consolidated Edison Inc (NYSE: ED ) which was up 3.88% to settle at 84.61 and LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ ) which gained 3.21% to close at 49.17.

The worst performers were PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL ) which was down 7.25% to 26.10 in late trade, General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which lost 5.86% to settle at 92.69 and Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH ) which was down 5.41% to 140.35 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ: REDU ) which rose 39.71% to 0.950, Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: HOOK ) which was up 24.00% to settle at 2.480 and Cyngn Inc (NASDAQ: CYN ) which gained 22.54% to close at 1.74.

The worst performers were Cepton Inc (NASDAQ: CPTN ) which was down 57.14% to 18.000 in late trade, Inspirato Inc (NASDAQ: ISPO ) which lost 50.35% to settle at 46.00 and Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: GHSI ) which was down 45.73% to 0.2008 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2058 to 1141 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2584 fell and 1207 advanced, while 222 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.28% to 27.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 1.20 to $1900.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.04% or 0.04 to hit $91.80 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.83 to trade at $93.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1323, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 115.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.105.

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