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Sellers In Control In Late Trading; Planet Fitness Bucks The Trend

Stocks were firmly in negative territory in late-afternoon trading Friday, but there wasn't much conviction behind the selling.

The Nasdaq lost 0.8% while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average gave up 0.6%. Volume on the NYSE and Nasdaq was tracking well below Thursday's levels.

Security software and biotech stocks lagged for the second straight session in the stock market today.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) lagged in the Dow as oil fell again. At the New York Mercantile Exchange, WTI crude oil lost just over 1% to $44.14 a barrel —...