U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.26%

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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 0.26%, while the index declined 0.53%, and the index fell 1.13%.

The best performers of the session on the were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.23% or 0.44 points to trade at 36.22 at the close. Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) added 0.72% or 0.51 points to end at 71.48 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 0.61% or 0.33 points to 54.41 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chevron Corp (NYSE:), which fell 1.30% or 1.56 points to trade at 118.60 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) declined 1.30% or 1.81 points to end at 137.73 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.16% or 0.97 points to 82.91.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:) which rose 3.77% to 50.71, Emerson Electric Company (NYSE:) which was up 3.44% to settle at 66.40 and Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 3.42% to close at 244.40.

The worst performers were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 11.09% to 43.21 in late trade, Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 5.25% to settle at 230.08 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.22% to 49.43 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were BroadVision Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 29.82% to 1.69, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 21.40% to settle at 5.730 and Tiziana Life Sciences PLC ADR (NASDAQ:) which gained 16.68% to close at 6.25.

The worst performers were Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 36.68% to 6.25 in late trade, Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 30.77% to settle at 0.162 and Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.41% to 0.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1634 to 1224 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1720 fell and 906 advanced, while 83 ended unchanged.

Shares in Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 36.68% or 3.62 to 6.25. Shares in Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 21.40% or 1.010 to 5.730. Shares in Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 24.41% or 0.13 to 0.40.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.16% to 17.22.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.78% or 11.75 to $1503.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.43% or 0.24 to hit $56.17 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.37% or 0.86 to trade at $61.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.0940, while USD/JPY rose 0.13% to 107.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 98.767.

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