U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.71%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.71%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.71%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.52%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 0.63% or 0.83 points to trade at 132.74 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 0.28% or 0.48 points to end at 172.09 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was up 0.06% or 0.05 points to 85.78 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 2.88% or 5.93 points to trade at 199.74 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 1.66% or 0.92 points to end at 54.42 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 1.52% or 1.74 points to 112.40.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF ) which rose 4.07% to 33.46, Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MCHP ) which was up 3.87% to settle at 132.44 and Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC ) which gained 2.93% to close at 9.48.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which was down 5.30% to 39.14 in late trade, Mylan NV (NASDAQ: VTRS ) which lost 4.75% to settle at 17.25 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which was down 4.67% to 17.34 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ: KXIN ) which rose 75.42% to 5.280, CUI Global Inc (NASDAQ: OEG ) which was up 35.55% to settle at 1.190 and Net Element Inc (NASDAQ: NETE ) which gained 31.95% to close at 12.76.

The worst performers were Tantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: TANH ) which was down 53.62% to 1.280 in late trade, Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ: NAKD ) which lost 38.73% to settle at 0.177 and Nano Dimension Ltd (NASDAQ: NNDM ) which was down 24.40% to 4.430 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1656 to 1239 and 104 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1447 fell and 1326 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 1.38% to 22.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.51% or 9.55 to $1871.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.15% or 0.48 to hit $42.38 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.83% or 0.81 to trade at $45.01 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1860, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 103.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.370.

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