U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.57%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.57%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.57%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.58%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which rose 2.08% or 1.32 points to trade at 64.81 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 1.48% or 1.86 points to end at 127.83 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) was up 0.92% or 0.48 points to 52.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc (NYSE: V ), which lost 3.01% or 4.23 points to trade at 136.48 in late trade. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) declined 2.89% or 3.00 points to end at 100.85 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 2.66% or 9.59 points to 351.06.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which rose 5.90% to 4.670, Franklin Resources Inc (NYSE: BEN ) which was up 5.73% to settle at 34.31 and Invesco Plc (NYSE: IVZ ) which gained 5.35% to close at 27.36.

The worst performers were Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE: TSN ) which was down 7.61% to 58.72 in late trade, Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY ) which lost 6.73% to settle at 66.67 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 5.70% to 334.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were SSLJ.com Ltd Class A (NASDAQ: SSLJ ) which rose 61.48% to 2.1800, ARCA Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ABIO ) which was up 40.86% to settle at 0.817 and MYnd Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: MYND ) which gained 33.81% to close at 1.86.

The worst performers were Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY ) which was down 60.00% to 0.800 in late trade, iFresh Inc (NASDAQ: IFMK ) which lost 34.18% to settle at 2.60 and Wilhelmina (NASDAQ: WHLM ) which was down 23.97% to 6.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1627 to 1399 and 132 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1674 fell and 888 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 9.52% to 14.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.22% or 2.70 to $1220.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.95% or 1.34 to hit $70.03 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.60 to trade at $75.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.1705, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 111.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 94.15.

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