U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.84%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.84%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.84% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index declined 2.42%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 2.41% or 1.09 points to trade at 46.31 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) fell 0.45% or 0.18 points to end at 39.80 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) was down 0.87% or 0.28 points to 32.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which lost 8.65% or 17.91 points to trade at 189.19 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 7.62% or 7.73 points to end at 93.67 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 5.48% or 5.37 points to 92.59.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS ) which rose 18.80% to 12.07, NetApp Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP ) which was up 5.16% to settle at 43.99 and F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which gained 3.90% to close at 140.12.

The worst performers were Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which was down 11.58% to 13.67 in late trade, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN ) which lost 11.02% to settle at 8.80 and KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY ) which was down 8.91% to 11.76 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cleveland BioLabs Inc (NASDAQ: CBLI ) which rose 147.67% to 4.2600, MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA ) which was up 78.26% to settle at 2.050 and Concrete Pumping Holdings Class A (NASDAQ: BBCP ) which gained 50.14% to close at 5.48.

The worst performers were Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ: LK ) which was down 54.00% to 1.38 in late trade, Ideanomics Inc (NASDAQ: IDEX ) which lost 40.16% to settle at 1.4600 and Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHIP ) which was down 39.46% to 0.1695 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2368 to 525 and 42 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2144 fell and 584 advanced, while 36 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.79% to 34.73.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.80% or 14.20 to $1784.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.34% or 0.52 to hit $38.20 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.78% or 0.32 to trade at $40.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1218, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 107.23.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.460.

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