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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.37%

Stock Markets Nov 06, 2020 03:25PM ET
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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Financials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.37%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.24%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), which rose 1.76% or 2.46 points to trade at 142.22 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 1.53% or 2.19 points to end at 145.66 and Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) was up 0.69% or 1.27 points to 184.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which fell 2.00% or 7.08 points to trade at 347.32 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) declined 1.71% or 1.68 points to end at 96.43 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was down 1.69% or 0.83 points to 48.14.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which rose 19.16% to 3.98, News Corp B (NASDAQ:NWS) which was up 8.92% to settle at 15.14 and News Corp A (NASDAQ:NWSA) which gained 8.39% to close at 15.18.

The worst performers were Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) which was down 9.42% to 28.64 in late trade, ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ:VIAC) which lost 7.48% to settle at 28.95 and DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) which was down 6.84% to 18.24 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mogo Inc (NASDAQ:MOGO) which rose 36.57% to 1.830, Sundial Growers Inc (NASDAQ:SNDL) which was up 34.09% to settle at 0.29 and Glu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:GLUU) which gained 28.10% to close at 8.85.

The worst performers were Assembly Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:ASMB) which was down 68.30% to 5.04 in late trade, Autobytel Inc (NASDAQ:AUTO) which lost 37.76% to settle at 2.390 and Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GBT) which was down 37.15% to 37.91 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1757 to 1075 and 90 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1706 fell and 984 advanced, while 74 ended unchanged.

Shares in Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.69% or 1.27 to 184.55. Shares in Assembly Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:ASMB) fell to 3-years lows; losing 68.30% or 10.86 to 5.04. Shares in Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GBT) fell to 52-week lows; losing 37.15% or 22.41 to 37.91.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.58% to 25.49.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 6.45 to $1953.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 3.76% or 1.46 to hit $37.33 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.13% or 1.28 to trade at $39.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.49% to 1.1879, while USD/JPY fell 0.18% to 103.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 92.257.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.37%
 

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