© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.16%

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 declined 0.16%, while the index fell 0.18%, and the index declined 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:), which rose 0.91% or 1.87 points to trade at 207.91 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:) added 0.79% or 0.68 points to end at 86.88 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) was up 0.72% or 1.77 points to 246.98 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were 3M Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.66% or 2.90 points to trade at 172.08 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.47% or 1.28 points to end at 85.62 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) was down 1.12% or 1.59 points to 140.55.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:) which rose 5.87% to 17.31, Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:) which was up 3.47% to settle at 21.44 and EQT Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 2.66% to close at 15.46.

The worst performers were Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.60% to 93.60 in late trade, IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:) which lost 4.32% to settle at 149.00 and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.58% to 307.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB (NASDAQ:) which rose 63.41% to 2.010, Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 43.45% to settle at 0.265 and Xenetic Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 39.20% to close at 12.250.

The worst performers were China SXT Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 22.08% to 3.1400 in late trade, Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 12.26% to settle at 0.93 and Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 13.04% to 0.350 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1518 to 1476 and 25 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1485 rose and 1148 declined, while 94 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.65% to 13.28.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.36% or 19.30 to $1401.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.68% or 0.39 to hit $57.73 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.85% or 1.17 to trade at $64.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.52% to 1.1225, while USD/JPY rose 0.63% to 108.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 96.835.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

Source link