U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.30% By Investing.com

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the lost 0.30%, while the index lost 0.44%, and the index fell 0.64%.

The best performers of the session on the were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.79% or 7.50 points to trade at 275.84 at the close. Meanwhile, Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:) added 2.04% or 4.94 points to end at 246.60 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.57% or 1.29 points to 83.46 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which fell 3.49% or 2.08 points to trade at 57.57 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:) declined 3.38% or 3.23 points to end at 92.26 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was down 2.47% or 5.18 points to 204.73.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NiSource Inc (NYSE:) which rose 5.26% to 23.01, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 3.65% to settle at 329.93 and Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.51% to close at 106.46.

The worst performers were Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:) which was down 7.44% to 32.16 in late trade, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 6.81% to settle at 22.59 and Citigroup Inc (NYSE:) which was down 6.30% to 64.67 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ObsEva SA (NASDAQ:) which rose 68.65% to 4.25, Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 55.56% to settle at 4.900 and DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:) which gained 52.67% to close at 5.71.

The worst performers were Cardiff Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.03% to 14.085 in late trade, Dogness International Corp Class A (NASDAQ:) which lost 24.30% to settle at 2.040 and Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.87% to 7.4000 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2027 to 1081 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2052 fell and 1012 advanced, while 60 ended unchanged.

Shares in ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 3.65% or 11.62 to 329.93. Shares in Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 55.56% or 1.750 to 4.900.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.16% to 23.52.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.37% or 25.30 to $1826.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.56% or 1.37 to hit $52.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.62% or 1.48 to trade at $54.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.63% to 1.2080, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 103.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 90.748.

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