U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.23%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.23%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.23%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.19%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 2.24% or 1.80 points to trade at 82.10 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 2.16% or 4.46 points to end at 210.69 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) was up 1.24% or 1.64 points to 133.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 3.19% or 8.55 points to trade at 259.73 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.12% or 7.42 points to end at 341.86 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) shed 1.91% or 2.49 points to 127.60.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which rose 9.17% to 29.890, United Rentals Inc (NYSE: URI ) which was up 5.05% to settle at 159.99 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which gained 5.03% to close at 49.09.

The worst performers were Brown Forman (NYSE: BFb ) which was down 6.13% to 50.71 in late trade, Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK ) which lost 4.45% to settle at 84.46 and Anthem Inc (NYSE: ANTM ) which was down 3.42% to 262.59 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Netlist Inc (NASDAQ: NLST ) which rose 165.96% to 0.750, Freds Inc (NASDAQ: FRED ) which was up 81.65% to settle at 2.97 and Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: BLPH ) which gained 30.48% to close at 1.280.

The worst performers were Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ: JAGX ) which was down 24.57% to 0.660 in late trade, Acorda Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ACOR ) which lost 24.50% to settle at 20.80 and XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ: XBIT ) which was down 22.35% to 2.78 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1816 to 1209 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1299 rose and 1289 declined, while 123 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.84% to 14.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.05% or 0.60 to $1201.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.34% or 0.23 to hit $67.52 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $77.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1595, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 111.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 95.12.

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