U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.68% By Investing.com

© Reuters U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.68%

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 fell 0.68% to hit a new 1-month low, while the index lost 0.72%, and the index fell 1.23%.

The best performers of the session on the were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.58% or 1.44 points to trade at 57.21 at the close. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:) added 0.68% or 0.42 points to end at 62.54 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) was up 0.47% or 0.71 points to 152.14 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which fell 5.32% or 2.53 points to trade at 45.04 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 2.13% or 4.55 points to end at 209.03 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.59% or 3.19 points to 196.84.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 5.22% to 142.84, Consolidated Edison Inc (NYSE:) which was up 3.88% to settle at 84.61 and LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.21% to close at 49.17.

The worst performers were PPL Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 7.25% to 26.10 in late trade, General Electric Company (NYSE:) which lost 5.86% to settle at 92.69 and Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.41% to 140.35 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 39.71% to 0.950, Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 24.00% to settle at 2.480 and Cyngn Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 22.54% to close at 1.74.

The worst performers were Cepton Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 57.14% to 18.000 in late trade, Inspirato Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 50.35% to settle at 46.00 and Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 45.73% to 0.2008 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2058 to 1141 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2584 fell and 1207 advanced, while 222 ended unchanged.

Shares in PPL Corporation (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 7.25% or 2.04 to 26.10. Shares in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.32% or 2.53 to 45.04. Shares in Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.68% or 0.42 to 62.54. Shares in Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.59% or 3.19 to 196.84. Shares in Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 45.73% or 0.1692 to 0.2008.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.28% to 27.75.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 1.20 to $1900.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.04% or 0.04 to hit $91.80 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.83 to trade at $93.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1323, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 115.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.105.

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