U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.77%

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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.77%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the declined 2.77% to hit a new 1-month low, while the index fell 3.63%, and the index declined 4.17%.

The best performers of the session on the were Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 1.89% or 3.59 points to trade at 193.51 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) added 0.12% or 0.11 points to end at 88.69 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.89% or 1.90 points to 210.54 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which fell 6.94% or 3.25 points to trade at 43.59 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) declined 5.28% or 9.80 points to end at 175.94 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 4.78% or 2.13 points to 42.40.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE:) which rose 7.86% to 141.06, Celanese Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 2.81% to settle at 146.94 and Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 1.89% to close at 193.51.

The worst performers were VeriSign Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 14.26% to 178.69 in late trade, Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 14.05% to settle at 2,485.63 and Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.81% to 122.66 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were GTY Technology Holdings Inc A (NASDAQ:) which rose 115.19% to 6.09, Vaxxinity Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 84.22% to settle at 6.95 and Redbox Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 69.41% to close at 5.98.

The worst performers were Accolade Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 49.73% to 5.56 in late trade, Genocea Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 30.55% to settle at 0.28 and Missfresh Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:) which was down 27.74% to 0.52 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2629 to 552 and 105 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2861 fell and 984 advanced, while 210 ended unchanged.

Shares in VeriSign Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 14.26% or 29.73 to 178.69. Shares in Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 14.05% or 406.30 to 2,485.63. Shares in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.94% or 3.25 to 43.59. Shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.78% or 2.13 to 42.40. Shares in Accolade Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 49.73% or 5.50 to 5.56. Shares in Genocea Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 30.55% or 0.12 to 0.28. Shares in Missfresh Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 27.74% or 0.20 to 0.52.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 11.37% to 33.40.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.29% or 5.54 to $1,896.84 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.80% or 0.84 to hit $104.52 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0.35 to trade at $106.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.54% to 1.06, while USD/JPY fell 0.75% to 129.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 103.17.