Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms, Consumer Services and Utilities sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.03%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.19%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.51%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which rose 2.24% or 2.37 points to trade at 108.05 at the close. Meanwhile, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) added 0.99% or 1.41 points to end at 143.22 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was up 0.93% or 3.76 points to 408.46 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which fell 1.60% or 1.31 points to trade at 80.63 at the close. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) declined 1.22% or 0.66 points to end at 53.24 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was down 0.98% or 0.47 points to 47.38.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) which rose 6.84% to 24.36, Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) which was up 6.63% to settle at 89.15 and EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) which gained 5.53% to close at 90.53.
The worst performers were Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) which was down 5.65% to 98.32 in late trade, Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) which lost 4.98% to settle at 16.23 and Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) which was down 4.83% to 706.13 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ChemoCentryx Inc (NASDAQ:CCXI) which rose 95.97% to 38.41, DatChat Inc (NASDAQ:DATS) which was up 45.52% to settle at 11.70 and Voyager Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VYGR) which gained 44.53% to close at 5.550.
The worst performers were Allogene Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALLO) which was down 46.10% to 13.14 in late trade, Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ:AGRX) which lost 28.41% to settle at 0.6746 and Nkarta Inc (NASDAQ:NKTX) which was down 27.85% to 18.03 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1763 to 1405 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2123 fell and 1388 advanced, while 184 ended unchanged.
Shares in APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA) rose to 52-week highs; rising 6.84% or 1.56 to 24.36. Shares in Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.65% or 5.89 to 98.32. Shares in EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.53% or 4.74 to 90.53. Shares in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) fell to 52-week lows; falling 1.22% or 0.66 to 53.24. Shares in Allogene Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALLO) fell to all time lows; down 46.10% or 11.24 to 13.14. Shares in Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ:AGRX) fell to 52-week lows; falling 28.41% or 0.2677 to 0.6746. Shares in Nkarta Inc (NASDAQ:NKTX) fell to all time lows; falling 27.85% or 6.96 to 18.03.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.94% to 18.77.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.15% or 2.60 to $1756.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.53% or 1.20 to hit $79.50 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.54 to trade at $82.49 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.1573, while USD/JPY rose 0.59% to 112.25.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 94.112.