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© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78% – 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 lost 0.78% to hit a new 1-month low, while the index fell 0.77%, and the index lost 0.87%.

The best performers of the session on the were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 0.82% or 0.44 points to trade at 53.84 at the close. Meanwhile, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) added 0.24% or 0.57 points to end at 239.18 and Dow Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.22% or 0.13 points to 60.41 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 3.31% or 5.10 points to trade at 148.97 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) declined 2.22% or 9.19 points to end at 403.91 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 2.21% or 1.12 points to 49.45.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:) which rose 4.11% to 6.580, Nov Inc (NYSE:) which was up 2.91% to settle at 13.09 and United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:) which gained 2.25% to close at 193.26.

The worst performers were Kroger Company (NYSE:) which was down 7.50% to 42.67 in late trade, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:) which lost 6.19% to settle at 18.95 and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.81% to 44.34 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were IVERIC bio Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 62.49% to 14.120, Echo Global Logistics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 52.30% to settle at 47.70 and Farmmi Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 34.41% to close at 0.5750.

The worst performers were Kaival Brands Innovations Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 43.27% to 5.480 in late trade, Mersana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 39.12% to settle at 8.56 and Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 37.19% to 34.93 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2069 to 1113 and 142 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2311 fell and 1203 advanced, while 181 ended unchanged.

Shares in IVERIC bio Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 3-years highs; rising 62.49% or 5.430 to 14.120. Shares in Echo Global Logistics Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 52.30% or 16.38 to 47.70. Shares in Mersana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 39.12% or 5.50 to 8.56.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 11.44% to 20.95.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.61% or 11.00 to $1789.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.11% or 1.44 to hit $69.58 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.82% or 1.30 to trade at $72.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1812, while USD/JPY rose 0.17% to 109.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.632.

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