U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.13%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.12%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 1.16% or 1.71 points to trade at 149.20 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 1.02% or 0.31 points to end at 30.68 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) was up 0.94% or 0.45 points to 48.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 2.44% or 1.34 points to trade at 53.61 in late trade. Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) declined 0.66% or 0.70 points to end at 105.78 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 0.61% or 1.36 points to 220.79.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which rose 4.10% to 14.73, Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI ) which was up 3.31% to settle at 38.27 and Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT ) which gained 2.21% to close at 102.65.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which was down 7.45% to 31.82 in late trade, Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR ) which lost 6.19% to settle at 12.72 and First Solar Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR ) which was down 4.37% to 45.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Appliance Recycling Centers (NASDAQ: ARCI ) which rose 137.70% to 1.4500, FalconStor Software Inc (NASDAQ: FALC ) which was up 61.94% to settle at 0.400 and Veritone Inc (NASDAQ: VERI ) which gained 49.30% to close at 11.75.

The worst performers were Cardiome Pharma Corp (NASDAQ: CRME ) which was down 32.82% to 2.600 in late trade, One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI ) which lost 21.92% to settle at 0.5700 and Pacific Special Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: BRQS ) which was down 17.33% to 6.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1537 to 1534 and 163 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1436 fell and 1035 advanced, while 160 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.08% to 13.25.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.71 to $1296.31 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.12% or 1.03 to hit $47.63 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.93% or 1.02 to trade at $51.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1810, while USD/JPY fell 0.17% to 109.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 93.04.

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