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

Stock MarketsSep 27, 2019 05:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology, Industrials and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.26%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.53%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.13%.

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

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

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

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

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

The worst performers were Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNCE) which was down 36.68% to 6.25 in late trade, Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:HSGX) which lost 30.77% to settle at 0.162 and Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) 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:CNCE) fell to all time lows; down 36.68% or 3.62 to 6.25. Shares in Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTPH) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 21.40% or 1.010 to 5.730. Shares in Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ:DEST) fell to all time lows; falling 24.41% or 0.13 to 0.40.

The CBOE Volatility Index, 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.

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

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