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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.24%

Stock MarketsNov 04, 2016 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.24% to hit a new 3-months low, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.17%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which rose 1.28% or 1.04 points to trade at 82.31 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) added 0.68% or 0.40 points to end at 58.83 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 0.62% or 0.74 points to 120.92 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which fell 1.74% or 1.51 points to trade at 85.09 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) declined 1.00% or 1.06 points to end at 104.66 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 0.95% or 0.89 points to 92.48.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) which rose 8.88% to 11.03, Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE:MHK) which was up 7.85% to settle at 190.87 and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) which gained 6.51% to close at 75.93.

The worst performers were Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) which was down 13.50% to 44.80 in late trade, Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) which lost 9.98% to settle at 51.08 and Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) which was down 7.70% to 23.49 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ConforMIS Inc (NASDAQ:CFMS) which rose 33.87% to 9.09, Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO) which was up 24.44% to settle at 1.050 and Cara Therapeutic (NASDAQ:CARA) which gained 23.43% to close at 7.27.

The worst performers were MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) which was down 59.52% to 3.40 in late trade, Invuity Inc (NASDAQ:IVTY) which lost 44.86% to settle at 5.10 and Autobytel Inc (NASDAQ:ABTL) which was down 31.26% to 11.040 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1597 to 1512 and 121 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1289 rose and 1124 declined, while 207 ended unchanged.

Shares in MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) fell to 5-year lows; losing 59.52% or 5.00 to 3.40. Shares in Autobytel Inc (NASDAQ:ABTL) fell to 52-week lows; down 31.26% or 5.020 to 11.040.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.72% to 22.46 a new 3-months high.

Gold for December delivery was up 0.15% or 1.95 to $1305.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.16% or 0.52 to hit $44.14 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.66% or 0.77 to trade at $45.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1132, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 103.05.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.20% at 97.00.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.24%
 

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