U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.58%
U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare, Consumer Services and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.58%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.90%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.93%.The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which rose 8.13% or 5.15 points to trade at 68.47 at the close. Meanwhile, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) added 2.85% or 3.74 points to end at 135.11 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 1.66% or 5.26 points to 323.05 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW), which fell 3.50% or 1.76 points to trade at 48.49 at the close. Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) declined 2.91% or 2.58 points to end at 85.98 and JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) was down 2.48% or 3.39 points to 133.15.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) which rose 8.13% to 68.47, Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) which was up 3.47% to settle at 238.05 and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA) which gained 3.34% to close at 83.19.
The worst performers were Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) which was down 11.14% to 76.29 in late trade, Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) which lost 9.86% to settle at 32.63 and Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) which was down 5.38% to 141.68 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ:AHPI) which rose 93.33% to 2.900, Lianluo Smart Ltd (NASDAQ:LLIT) which was up 55.40% to settle at 1.0800 and Miragen Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MGEN) which gained 42.67% to close at 0.9700.
The worst performers were Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:TBLT) which was down 43.21% to 0.1580 in late trade, CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:CHFS) which lost 40.75% to settle at 0.480 and Trans World Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:TWMC) which was down 24.50% to 5.270 at the close.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2010 to 783 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1998 fell and 660 advanced, while 65 ended unchanged.
Shares in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 8.13% or 5.15 to 68.47. Shares in DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 3.34% or 2.69 to 83.19. Shares in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 8.13% or 5.15 to 68.47. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.85% or 3.74 to 135.11. Shares in Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ:AHPI) rose to 52-week highs; up 93.33% or 1.400 to 2.900. Shares in Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:TBLT) fell to all time lows; falling 43.21% or 0.1202 to 0.1580. Shares in CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:CHFS) fell to all time lows; losing 40.75% or 0.330 to 0.480.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.17% to 14.56.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.36% or 5.70 to $1571.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.50% or 1.39 to hit $54.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.29% or 1.42 to trade at $60.62 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1025, while USD/JPY fell 0.19% to 109.28.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 97.688.