U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.78% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.77%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 0.82% or 0.44 points to trade at 53.84 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 0.24% or 0.57 points to end at 239.18 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) was up 0.22% or 0.13 points to 60.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 3.31% or 5.10 points to trade at 148.97 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 2.22% or 9.19 points to end at 403.91 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) shed 2.21% or 1.12 points to 49.45.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which rose 4.11% to 6.580, Nov Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which was up 2.91% to settle at 13.09 and United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE: UPS ) which gained 2.25% to close at 193.26.

The worst performers were Kroger Company (NYSE: KR ) which was down 7.50% to 42.67 in late trade, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which lost 6.19% to settle at 18.95 and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UAL ) which was down 4.81% to 44.34 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were IVERIC bio Inc (NASDAQ: ISEE ) which rose 62.49% to 14.120, Echo Global Logistics Inc (NASDAQ: ECHO ) which was up 52.30% to settle at 47.70 and Affirm Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: AFRM ) which gained 34.36% to close at 123.69.

The worst performers were Kaival Brands Innovations Group Inc (NASDAQ: KAVL ) which was down 43.27% to 5.480 in late trade, Mersana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MRSN ) which lost 39.22% to settle at 8.54 and Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: APLS ) which was down 37.11% to 34.98 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2071 to 1125 and 125 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2296 fell and 1195 advanced, while 158 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 11.44% to 20.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.61% or 11.00 to $1789.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.13% or 1.45 to hit $69.59 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.85% or 1.32 to trade at $72.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1812, while USD/JPY rose 0.17% to 109.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.632.

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