U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Financials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.84%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.92%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which rose 4.28% or 1.91 points to trade at 46.53 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) added 1.78% or 2.62 points to end at 149.88 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 1.66% or 1.94 points to 118.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which lost 1.97% or 6.48 points to trade at 323.01 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 1.92% or 3.89 points to end at 198.49 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 1.81% or 2.92 points to 158.29.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which rose 5.11% to 31.07, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) which was up 4.28% to settle at 46.53 and Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE: COO ) which gained 3.60% to close at 391.56.

The worst performers were Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) which was down 8.24% to 616.53 in late trade, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which lost 6.42% to settle at 1014.97 and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB ) which was down 5.28% to 674.57 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TuanChe ADR (NASDAQ: TC ) which rose 44.74% to 3.300, Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD ) which was up 32.02% to settle at 4.700 and IO Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: IOBT ) which gained 31.80% to close at 10.90.

The worst performers were DocuSign Inc (NASDAQ: DOCU ) which was down 42.22% to 135.09 in late trade, Esperion Th (NASDAQ: ESPR ) which lost 41.47% to settle at 5.25 and American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AVCT ) which was down 35.81% to 0.950 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2411 to 834 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2988 fell and 772 advanced, while 154 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 10.02% to 30.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.22% or 21.45 to $1784.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.35% or 0.23 to hit $66.27 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.24 to trade at $69.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1316, while USD/JPY fell 0.30% to 112.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.172.

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