U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.24%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.24%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.24%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ), which rose 1.33% or 1.06 points to trade at 80.98 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 1.05% or 0.35 points to end at 33.72 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) was up 0.98% or 0.97 points to 99.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc (NYSE: V ), which lost 2.41% or 2.54 points to trade at 103.02 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 1.67% or 2.65 points to end at 156.26 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 1.55% or 1.15 points to 73.26.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG ) which rose 7.62% to 10.03, Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC ) which was up 5.96% to settle at 93.22 and CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) which gained 4.32% to close at 19.34.

The worst performers were First Solar Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR ) which was down 8.81% to 46.88 in late trade, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ) which lost 7.38% to settle at 94.57 and TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was down 7.08% to 41.22 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX ) which rose 70.75% to 0.3690, ITUS Corp (NASDAQ: ITUS ) which was up 69.60% to settle at 3.850 and Izea Inc (NASDAQ: IZEA ) which gained 51.56% to close at 4.8500.

The worst performers were Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX ) which was down 41.27% to 0.7400 in late trade, Bioblast Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: ORPN ) which lost 23.90% to settle at 1.770 and TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PETZ ) which was down 18.04% to 10.45 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1699 to 1370 and 151 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1378 fell and 1126 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.09% to 10.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.20% or 15.53 to $1313.03 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.96% or 1.50 to hit $52.16 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 3.69% or 2.08 to trade at $58.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.92% to 1.1847, while USD/JPY fell 0.29% to 111.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 92.46.

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