U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.29% or 8.29 points to trade at 370.46 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 1.24% or 1.61 points to end at 131.38 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) was up 0.54% or 0.32 points to 60.08 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 1.21% or 2.31 points to trade at 188.74 in late trade. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) declined 1.21% or 0.65 points to end at 53.27 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) shed 1.15% or 0.72 points to 61.69.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Viacom B Inc (NASDAQ: VIAB ) which rose 3.87% to 26.32, Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN ) which was up 3.57% to settle at 49.55 and ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG ) which gained 3.44% to close at 27.36.

The worst performers were Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE: PCG ) which was down 6.23% to 18.21 in late trade, Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKAM ) which lost 2.96% to settle at 69.12 and Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ: PDCO ) which was down 2.92% to 21.63 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: HUNT ) which rose 96.90% to 18.41, NantKwest Inc (NASDAQ: NK ) which was up 32.54% to settle at 1.67 and Curis Inc (NASDAQ: CRIS ) which gained 32.17% to close at 1.890.

The worst performers were Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PTI ) which was down 67.81% to 1.31 in late trade, PHI Inc (NASDAQ: PHIIK ) which lost 37.86% to settle at 0.64 and Recro Pharm (NASDAQ: REPH ) which was down 33.85% to 6.41 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1530 to 1431 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1381 rose and 1249 declined, while 98 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.91% to 16.33.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.74% or 9.75 to $1328.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $59.00 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.15% or 0.10 to trade at $66.85 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1314, while USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 110.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.035.

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