U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.02%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.56% or 8.24 points to trade at 329.88 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) added 2.12% or 0.97 points to end at 46.64 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 1.86% or 2.34 points to 128.46 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 2.07% or 2.70 points to trade at 127.77 in late trade. Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ: HON ) declined 1.60% or 3.12 points to end at 192.07 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) shed 1.42% or 4.31 points to 300.21.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which rose 7.48% to 48.45, Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ) which was up 6.18% to settle at 40.03 and Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO ) which gained 5.24% to close at 110.35.

The worst performers were Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE: SCHW ) which was down 9.44% to 74.94 in late trade, Moderna Inc (NASDAQ: MRNA ) which lost 6.49% to settle at 154.75 and Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO ) which was down 4.69% to 217.53 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Casa Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CASA ) which rose 82.52% to 7.10, Frequency Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: FREQ ) which was up 30.82% to settle at 1.91 and Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: NTUS ) which gained 28.64% to close at 33.51.

The worst performers were Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: DFFN ) which was down 34.22% to 0.17 in late trade, Nutex Health Inc (NASDAQ: NUTX ) which lost 29.18% to settle at 5.17 and Digital Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ: DBGI ) which was down 23.57% to 0.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2005 to 1214 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2596 fell and 1299 advanced, while 196 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.33% to 22.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.30% or 5.90 to $1,980.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.48% or 0.51 to hit $106.89 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.87 to trade at $112.57 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.21% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.49% to 126.96.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 100.78.

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