Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Utilities and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ), which rose 1.37% or 1.71 points to trade at 126.34 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 1.22% or 0.73 points to end at 60.81 and McDonald`s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) was up 1.11% or 1.35 points to 122.90 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which lost 1.31% or 0.40 points to trade at 30.10 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 1.04% or 0.33 points to end at 31.43 and EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD ) shed 0.83% or 0.53 points to 63.30.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT ) which rose 7.82% to 75.93, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was up 4.46% to settle at 66.54 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which gained 4.40% to close at 9.97.
The worst performers were Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which was down 6.21% to 4.38 in late trade, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which lost 6.75% to settle at 7.46 and Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI ) which was down 4.32% to 43.88 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE ) which rose 149.76% to 21.08, GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH ) which was up 120.25% to settle at 84.71 and Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AXSM ) which gained 35.15% to close at 9.65.
The worst performers were Trio Merger Corp (NASDAQ: SAEX ) which was down 21.11% to 0.722 in late trade, Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS ) which lost 17.74% to settle at 9.60 and Linn Co LLC (NASDAQ: LNCO ) which was down 16.36% to 0.6691 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1866 to 1482 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1390 fell and 1192 advanced, while 60 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.48% to 16.91.
In commodities trading, Gold for April delivery was down 1.95% or 24.50 to $1234.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 3.25% or 1.25 to hit $37.25 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 2.05% or 0.83 to trade at $39.56 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.1106, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 113.78.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.37% at 96.58.
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