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 fell 0.53%, while the index declined 0.79%, and the index fell 1.66%.
The best performers of the session on the were Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.53% or 3.53 points to trade at 142.82 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) added 2.48% or 12.06 points to end at 498.65 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 2.14% or 1.00 points to 47.72 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which fell 4.24% or 8.01 points to trade at 180.84 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:) declined 3.86% or 6.94 points to end at 172.95 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) was down 3.35% or 6.94 points to 200.29.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 17.59% to 56.15, Mosaic Co (NYSE:) which was up 7.49% to settle at 59.83 and Kroger Company (NYSE:) which gained 6.97% to close at 58.94.
The worst performers were PVH Corp (NYSE:) which was down 11.57% to 79.16 in late trade, Aptiv PLC (NYSE:) which lost 9.41% to settle at 105.87 and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.07% to 36.71 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Atreca Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 211.38% to 5.20, Imperial Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 53.64% to settle at 3.38 and VEON Ltd (NASDAQ:) which gained 52.09% to close at 0.40.
The worst performers were Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 25.74% to 4.53 in late trade, Cambium Networks Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 24.66% to settle at 20.56 and View Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.78% to 1.41 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2128 to 1077 and 146 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2791 fell and 1004 advanced, while 242 ended unchanged.
Shares in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 17.59% or 8.40 to 56.15. Shares in PVH Corp (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 11.57% or 10.36 to 79.16. Shares in Mosaic Co (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 7.49% or 4.17 to 59.83. Shares in Aptiv PLC (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 9.41% or 11.00 to 105.87. Shares in Kroger Company (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 6.97% or 3.84 to 58.94. Shares in United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 9.07% or 3.66 to 36.71. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.24% or 8.01 to 180.84. Shares in View Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 23.78% or 0.44 to 1.41.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.92% to 31.98.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.98% or 38.40 to $1,974.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 6.84% or 7.36 to hit $115.03 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 6.85% or 7.57 to trade at $118.03 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 1.26% to 1.09, while USD/JPY fell 0.55% to 114.82.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.72% at 98.50.
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