U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.10%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 0.87% or 0.90 points to trade at 104.72 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) added 0.69% or 0.97 points to end at 141.32 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 0.69% or 1.05 points to 153.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 3.56% or 1.85 points to trade at 50.17 in late trade. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) declined 1.71% or 1.45 points to end at 83.33 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 1.25% or 1.17 points to 92.68.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which rose 6.25% to 58.61, Loews Corporation (NYSE: L ) which was up 4.89% to settle at 43.02 and Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM ) which gained 4.66% to close at 37.03.

The worst performers were Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE: ZBH ) which was down 14.00% to 105.39 in late trade, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) which lost 12.54% to settle at 26.58 and Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI ) which was down 6.26% to 55.42 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Neovasc Inc (NASDAQ: NVCN ) which rose 31.21% to 1.030, Intersections Inc (NASDAQ: INTX ) which was up 25.00% to settle at 2.200 and Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS ) which gained 22.67% to close at 1.8400.

The worst performers were Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ: MEMP ) which was down 48.17% to 0.565 in late trade, Skyline Medical Inc (NASDAQ: SKLN ) which lost 32.62% to settle at 1.5700 and Real Goods Solar Inc (NASDAQ: RGSE ) which was down 21.47% to 1.2800 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1633 to 1502 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1293 fell and 1175 advanced, while 148 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.37% to 17.06 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.15% or 1.95 to $1278.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 4.05% or 1.97 to hit $46.73 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 4.26% or 2.16 to trade at $48.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.0979, while USD/JPY rose 0.08% to 104.81.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.03% at 98.34.

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