U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.42%

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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Services, Oil & Gas and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.42%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.54%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which rose 2.01% or 2.80 points to trade at 142.28 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) added 0.56% or 0.31 points to end at 55.38 and Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) was up 0.37% or 0.87 points to 233.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which lost 2.74% or 5.83 points to trade at 206.73 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 2.21% or 5.13 points to end at 226.50 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) shed 1.30% or 2.31 points to 176.04.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:CPRI) which rose 12.51% to 56.31, KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) which was up 8.99% to settle at 348.15 and Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) which gained 5.20% to close at 72.63.

The worst performers were Newell Brands Inc (NASDAQ:NWL) which was down 9.07% to 24.75 in late trade, Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) which lost 7.50% to settle at 3329.98 and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) which was down 7.07% to 68.22 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Erytech Pharma SA ADR (NASDAQ:ERYP) which rose 52.31% to 6.260, Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ:AHPI) which was up 38.38% to settle at 8.220 and Marin Software Inc (NASDAQ:MRIN) which gained 28.41% to close at 8.29.

The worst performers were Cassava Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:SAVA) which was down 32.69% to 69.56 in late trade, LAVA Therapeutics NV (NASDAQ:LVTX) which lost 26.30% to settle at 5.52 and Xenetic Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:XBIO) which was down 24.62% to 3.995 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1932 to 1233 and 125 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2156 fell and 1323 advanced, while 143 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.05% to 18.24.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.07% or 19.60 to $1811.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.18% or 0.13 to hit $73.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $75.13 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1863, while USD/JPY rose 0.24% to 109.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 92.142.

U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.42%

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