U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.95%

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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 declined 0.95%, while the index fell 0.39%, and the index fell 0.83%.

The best performers of the session on the were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which rose 1.84% or 0.99 points to trade at 54.78 at the close. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:) added 1.06% or 0.64 points to end at 61.05 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.05% or 0.88 points to 84.68 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which fell 6.79% or 25.06 points to trade at 344.00 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) declined 6.22% or 8.47 points to end at 127.70 and American Express Company (NYSE:) was down 1.96% or 2.34 points to 116.76.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kansas City Southern (NYSE:) which rose 7.26% to 145.25, Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 6.96% to settle at 566.25 and State Street Corp (NYSE:) which gained 6.10% to close at 63.34.

The worst performers were L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which was down 9.89% to 16.31 in late trade, Boeing Co (NYSE:) which lost 6.79% to settle at 344.00 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) which was down 6.22% to 127.70 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Greenland Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:) which rose 47.99% to 10.330, Bionano Genomics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 37.68% to settle at 1.90 and Attis Industries Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 31.58% to close at 1.75.

The worst performers were BIOLASE Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 19.80% to 0.8020 in late trade, Synthesis Energy Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 18.04% to settle at 7.5400 and Capstone Turbine Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 15.38% to 0.330 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1435 to 1381 and 101 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1543 fell and 1064 advanced, while 92 ended unchanged.

Shares in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 7.26% or 9.83 to 145.25. Shares in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 1.06% or 0.64 to 61.05. Shares in Capstone Turbine Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 15.38% or 0.060 to 0.330.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.34% to 14.25.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.33% or 4.95 to $1493.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.39% or 0.21 to hit $53.72 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.03% or 0.62 to trade at $59.29 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1171, while USD/JPY fell 0.21% to 108.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 96.925.

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