U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.04%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.04%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.04%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.00%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 5.49% or 12.13 points to trade at 233.09 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 2.27% or 2.59 points to end at 116.82 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) was up 0.91% or 2.27 points to 252.94 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 1.78% or 8.19 points to trade at 450.80 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) declined 1.06% or 2.23 points to end at 207.40 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.90% or 1.49 points to 163.52.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR ) which rose 14.28% to 129.23, Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) which was up 5.49% to settle at 233.09 and Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which gained 4.36% to close at 98.05.

The worst performers were Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO ) which was down 5.45% to 177.60 in late trade, American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT ) which lost 4.26% to settle at 260.50 and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH ) which was down 4.01% to 285.31 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Creative Realities Inc (NASDAQ: CREX ) which rose 79.45% to 2.620, Patriot National Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: PNBK ) which was up 49.65% to settle at 15.040 and Scynexis Inc (NASDAQ: SCYX ) which gained 25.00% to close at 6.750.

The worst performers were Bit Brother Ltd (NASDAQ: BTB ) which was down 28.68% to 1.8900 in late trade, Telos Corp (NASDAQ: TLS ) which lost 28.06% to settle at 17.54 and Marathon Digital Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MARA ) which was down 27.03% to 55.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1760 to 1484 and 135 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2077 fell and 1655 advanced, while 177 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.23% to 16.49.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.18% or 3.40 to $1865.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.19% or 0.15 to hit $79.84 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $82.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.70% to 1.1370, while USD/JPY rose 0.24% to 114.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 95.502.

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