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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%

Stock Markets Dec 01, 2017 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials, Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.20%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.38%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which rose 1.09% or 0.60 points to trade at 55.87 at the close. Meanwhile, Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) added 0.80% or 0.30 points to end at 37.60 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was up 0.71% or 0.36 points to 51.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), which fell 2.24% or 0.41 points to trade at 17.88 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 1.96% or 5.42 points to end at 271.38 and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was down 1.65% or 1.86 points to 110.73.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) which rose 5.71% to 44.22, Mylan Inc (NASDAQ:MYL) which was up 4.35% to settle at 38.12 and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) which gained 3.48% to close at 14.44.

The worst performers were Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) which was down 5.42% to 17.26 in late trade, Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) which lost 4.12% to settle at 212.58 and Envision Healthcare Corp (NYSE:EVHC) which was down 3.73% to 30.74 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ:PXS) which rose 103.98% to 4.1000, Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP) which was up 50.59% to settle at 1.280 and American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ:AMWD) which gained 28.21% to close at 127.70.

The worst performers were Eagle Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EGBN) which was down 24.49% to 49.95 in late trade, KBS Fashion Group Ltd (NASDAQ:KBSF) which lost 15.96% to settle at 4.3700 and ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:RETO) which was down 15.25% to 8.560 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1568 to 1526 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1517 fell and 1020 advanced, while 116 ended unchanged.

Shares in Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ:PXS) rose to all time highs; up 103.98% or 2.0900 to 4.1000. Shares in Eagle Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EGBN) fell to 52-week lows; down 24.49% or 16.20 to 49.95. Shares in American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ:AMWD) rose to all time highs; gaining 28.21% or 28.10 to 127.70. Shares in ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:RETO) fell to all time lows; losing 15.25% or 1.540 to 8.560.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.09% to 11.27.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.54% or 6.90 to $1280.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.64% or 0.94 to hit $58.34 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.68% or 1.05 to trade at $63.68 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1900, while USD/JPY fell 0.36% to 112.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.82.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%
 

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