Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the declined 0.43%, while the index lost 0.93%, and the index lost 1.87%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were American Express Company (NYSE:), which rose 1.88% or 2.83 points to trade at 153.01 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) added 1.60% or 2.25 points to end at 143.02 and International Business Machines (NYSE:) was up 0.87% or 1.10 points to 128.25 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:), which lost 6.74% or 3.21 points to trade at 44.45 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) declined 3.47% or 1.41 points to end at 39.20 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) shed 2.24% or 2.50 points to 109.12.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:) which rose 11.43% to 202.03, Schlumberger NV (NYSE:) which was up 4.28% to settle at 35.07 and PPG Industries Inc (NYSE:) which gained 3.89% to close at 127.73.
The worst performers were SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.15% to 361.36 in late trade, Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:) which lost 8.11% to settle at 76.83 and Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 7.59% to 169.27 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pagaya (NASDAQ:) which rose 118.88% to 11.71, Kidpik Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 67.57% to settle at 2.48 and Yoshitsu Co Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:) which gained 48.39% to close at 2.30.
The worst performers were VistaGen Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 85.99% to 0.15 in late trade, Meihua International Medical Technologies Co Ltd (NASDAQ:) which lost 40.55% to settle at 2.88 and Kiora Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 39.76% to 0.15 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1965 to 1173 and 148 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2754 fell and 999 advanced, while 217 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.35% to 23.03 a new 3-month low.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.53% or 9.10 to $1,722.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.72% or 1.66 to hit $94.69 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.58% or 0.60 to trade at $103.26 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.18% to 1.02, while USD/JPY fell 0.96% to 136.05.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 106.45.