U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Utilities and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.48%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.91%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.91%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ), which rose 0.93% or 2.02 points to trade at 219.38 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 0.79% or 1.29 points to end at 163.92 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) was up 0.80% or 3.32 points to 420.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 2.89% or 1.72 points to trade at 57.75 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 1.89% or 3.85 points to end at 199.75 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shed 1.83% or 2.73 points to 146.06.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE: TMO ) which rose 6.49% to 596.80, Invesco Plc (NYSE: IVZ ) which was up 5.46% to settle at 26.25 and Centene Corp (NYSE: CNC ) which gained 4.95% to close at 64.64.

The worst performers were International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE: IFF ) which was down 5.53% to 135.21 in late trade, Unum Group (NYSE: UNM ) which lost 6.04% to settle at 24.27 and Copart Inc (NASDAQ: CPRT ) which was down 5.46% to 143.95 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CRVS ) which rose 135.40% to 5.320, Helbiz Inc (NASDAQ: HLBZ ) which was up 96.67% to settle at 17.70 and Priority Technology Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PRTH ) which gained 43.87% to close at 7.280.

The worst performers were Protagonist Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PTGX ) which was down 61.98% to 17.54 in late trade, Tcr2 Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TCRR ) which lost 36.39% to settle at 10.00 and Eliem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ELYM ) which was down 22.25% to 18.69 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2040 to 1153 and 131 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1871 rose and 1680 declined, while 144 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 11.34% to 20.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.23% or 4.05 to $1752.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.85% or 0.62 to hit $71.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.48% or 0.36 to trade at $75.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1728, while USD/JPY rose 0.25% to 109.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 93.213.

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