U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.68%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.68%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.68%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.35%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 2.15% or 2.37 points to trade at 112.77 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) added 1.68% or 1.43 points to end at 86.60 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.44% or 3.13 points to 220.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ), which lost 2.14% or 1.49 points to trade at 68.20 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) declined 2.07% or 4.40 points to end at 207.99 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 1.81% or 1.55 points to 84.27.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW ) which rose 7.67% to 165.47, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALXN ) which was up 5.34% to settle at 128.51 and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which gained 5.18% to close at 4.670.

The worst performers were Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS ) which was down 8.23% to 66.71 in late trade, Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL ) which lost 6.36% to settle at 20.45 and Comcast Corp (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) which was down 5.99% to 35.63 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Amarin Corporation PLC (NASDAQ: AMRN ) which rose 314.72% to 12.400, SAExploration Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: SAEX ) which was up 284.34% to settle at 28.710 and TMSR Holding Company Ltd (NASDAQ: TMSR ) which gained 65.00% to close at 3.30.

The worst performers were Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ: ALT ) which was down 46.93% to 13.900 in late trade, Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC ) which lost 40.43% to settle at 3.330 and Cool Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: AWSM ) which was down 36.37% to 12.090 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2078 to 989 and 101 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1541 fell and 1071 advanced, while 101 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.62% to 12.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.16% or 1.90 to $1203.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.03% or 1.44 to hit $72.22 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 3.17% or 2.48 to trade at $80.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1751, while USD/JPY rose 0.16% to 112.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.83.

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