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 Technology , Basic Materials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.54%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which rose 3.61% or 3.60 points to trade at 103.45 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 1.56% or 1.61 points to end at 105.07 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) was up 1.46% or 1.66 points to 115.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 3.59% or 9.33 points to trade at 250.67 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 3.18% or 1.39 points to end at 42.35 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 1.43% or 5.37 points to 369.14.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Bath & Body Works Inc. (NYSE: BBWI ) which rose 8.91% to 36.91, IDEXX Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ: IDXX ) which was up 7.05% to settle at 516.61 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which gained 6.64% to close at 17.51.

The worst performers were Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK ) which was down 14.25% to 34.07 in late trade, Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which lost 4.96% to settle at 119.90 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which was down 4.14% to 37.62 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hut 8 Mining Corp (NASDAQ: HUT ) which rose 363.00% to 10.51, SilverSun Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SSNT ) which was up 240.33% to settle at 12.49 and Hawaiian Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HA ) which gained 192.59% to close at 14.22.

The worst performers were U Power Ltd (NASDAQ: UCAR ) which was down 55.59% to 0.68 in late trade, Meta Materials Inc (NASDAQ: MMAT ) which lost 36.45% to settle at 0.07 and Conduit Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CDT ) which was down 34.48% to 3.61 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1470 to 1424 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2083 rose and 1408 declined, while 125 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.56% to 13.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.95% or 40.85 to $2,048.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.04% or 0.77 to hit $73.30 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.65 to trade at $78.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.41% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.26% to 147.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 103.58.

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