U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.02%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.02%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.07%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which rose 0.95% or 1.66 points to trade at 176.72 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 0.68% or 1.04 points to end at 154.88 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 0.63% or 0.40 points to 64.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which lost 1.49% or 0.93 points to trade at 61.35 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 1.35% or 0.51 points to end at 37.16 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 1.31% or 0.68 points to 51.20.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS ) which rose 3.69% to 49.62, Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT ) which was up 2.91% to settle at 75.95 and ONEOK Inc (NYSE: OKE ) which gained 2.84% to close at 47.39.

The worst performers were Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which was down 7.35% to 6.810 in late trade, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which lost 4.25% to settle at 103.96 and Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ: SRCL ) which was down 3.99% to 78.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT ) which rose 73.85% to 48.940, Isle of Capri Casinos Inc (NASDAQ: ISLE ) which was up 30.18% to settle at 22.04 and Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ: CLSD ) which gained 24.73% to close at 10.4400.

The worst performers were Vical Inc (NASDAQ: VICL ) which was down 22.28% to 3.0000 in late trade, Carver Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: CARV ) which lost 20.00% to settle at 4.000 and Tetralogic Phrm (NASDAQ: TLOG ) which was down 16.71% to 0.1605 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2129 to 1034 and 85 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1442 rose and 1097 declined, while 85 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.30% to 15.57.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.48% or 6.25 to $1316.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.41% or 0.18 to hit $43.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.31% or 0.14 to trade at $45.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1177, while USD/JPY fell 0.41% to 101.86.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.30% at 95.77.

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