U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 4.55%

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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 4.55% to hit a new 3-years low, while the index lost 4.34%, and the index declined 3.79%.

The best performers of the session on the were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:), which rose 4.00% or 3.44 points to trade at 89.51 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:) added 3.48% or 2.00 points to end at 59.39 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.89% or 0.63 points to 71.36 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which fell 9.43% or 8.95 points to trade at 85.98 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE:) declined 9.18% or 12.62 points to end at 124.89 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) was down 8.44% or 3.53 points to 38.30.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Carnival Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 20.00% to 12.00, MGM Resorts International (NYSE:) which was up 18.31% to settle at 9.11 and Mosaic Co (NYSE:) which gained 16.67% to close at 9.59.

The worst performers were FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 18.73% to 25.52 in late trade, WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:) which lost 18.05% to settle at 74.09 and Arconic Inc (NYSE:) which was down 16.40% to 13.25 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 430.97% to 18.0000, Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 278.95% to settle at 0.9000 and Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 214.90% to close at 10.99.

The worst performers were Sabre Corpo (NASDAQ:) which was down 13.35% to 3.31 in late trade, Biomerica Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 55.31% to settle at 7.150 and Waitr Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 53.08% to 1.2200 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1663 to 1251 and 35 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1649 fell and 1056 advanced, while 35 ended unchanged.

Shares in FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 18.73% or 5.88 to 25.52. Shares in WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 18.05% or 16.32 to 74.09. Shares in Arconic Inc (NYSE:) fell to all time lows; losing 16.40% or 2.60 to 13.25. Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 9.43% or 8.95 to 85.98. Shares in 3M Company (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 9.18% or 12.62 to 124.89. Shares in Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 8.44% or 3.53 to 38.30. Shares in Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 430.97% or 14.6100 to 18.0000. Shares in Sabre Corpo (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 13.35% or 0.51 to 3.31.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.28% to 66.04.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.48% or 21.85 to $1501.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 8.68% or 2.25 to hit $23.66 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 3.83% or 1.09 to trade at $27.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.0695, while USD/JPY rose 0.11% to 110.81.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 103.188.

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