U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.98% By Investing.com

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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 lost 0.98%, while the index lost 1.71%, and the index fell 1.87%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 3.55% or 1.73 points to trade at 50.51 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE:) added 1.48% or 2.24 points to end at 153.65 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) was up 1.13% or 1.29 points to 115.27 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:), which fell 5.17% or 5.89 points to trade at 108.08 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) declined 4.83% or 2.42 points to end at 47.69 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) was down 2.99% or 5.94 points to 192.85.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 9.72% to 16.37, Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 5.39% to settle at 80.23 and Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE:) which gained 4.03% to close at 45.21.

The worst performers were Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 16.58% to 48.56 in late trade, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 16.18% to settle at 13.37 and Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:) which was down 15.40% to 24.39 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Spherix Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 130.99% to 1.640, Digirad Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 114.42% to settle at 6.84 and Tocagen Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 56.52% to close at 2.8800.

The worst performers were InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 62.24% to 1.8500 in late trade, XpresSpa Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 43.09% to settle at 0.3700 and Newater Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 32.72% to 2.10 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2359 to 525 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2122 fell and 567 advanced, while 40 ended unchanged.

Shares in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 16.58% or 9.65 to 48.56. Shares in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.39% or 4.10 to 80.23. Shares in Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 16.18% or 2.58 to 13.37. Shares in Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 15.40% or 4.44 to 24.39. Shares in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; down 4.83% or 2.42 to 47.69. Shares in InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 62.24% or 3.0496 to 1.8500. Shares in XpresSpa Group Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 43.09% or 0.2802 to 0.3700. Shares in Newater Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 32.72% or 1.02 to 2.10.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.86% to 41.94 a new 5-year high.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.38% or 6.35 to $1674.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 9.35% or 4.29 to hit $41.61 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 8.90% or 4.45 to trade at $45.54 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.1284, while USD/JPY fell 0.83% to 105.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.75% at 96.060.

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