U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.15%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.15%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer Goods and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.15%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.04%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which rose 2.26% or 1.64 points to trade at 74.15 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) added 1.48% or 1.38 points to end at 94.69 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) was up 1.31% or 0.60 points to 46.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc (NYSE: V ), which lost 2.39% or 3.47 points to trade at 141.89 in late trade. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) declined 1.27% or 0.61 points to end at 47.52 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 1.14% or 1.28 points to 110.85.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which rose 7.14% to 23.40, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which was up 4.24% to settle at 4.670 and H&R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB ) which gained 4.21% to close at 26.51.

The worst performers were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) which was down 4.14% to 148.65 in late trade, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ) which lost 4.07% to settle at 182.95 and Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: ISRG ) which was down 4.05% to 526.47 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were China Lending Corp (NASDAQ: CLDC ) which rose 61.25% to 1.29, Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX ) which was up 43.09% to settle at 2.690 and Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS ) which gained 36.17% to close at 0.640.

The worst performers were Menlo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MNLO ) which was down 39.57% to 6.14 in late trade, Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ: ALT ) which lost 31.77% to settle at 4.940 and Dogness International Corp Class A (NASDAQ: DOGZ ) which was down 22.13% to 1.79 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1556 to 1515 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1544 fell and 1075 advanced, while 80 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.68% to 15.81 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.16% or 14.00 to $1191.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $74.25 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0.28 to trade at $83.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1494, while USD/JPY fell 0.51% to 113.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 95.41.

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