U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.36%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.36%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.36%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.53%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which rose 0.92% or 0.49 points to trade at 53.79 at the close. Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) added 0.60% or 0.32 points to end at 54.00 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 0.52% or 0.70 points to 134.86 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 1.70% or 1.10 points to trade at 63.65 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 1.62% or 4.01 points to end at 244.17 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 1.29% or 1.73 points to 132.58.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG ) which rose 9.73% to 44.31, Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which was up 3.62% to settle at 157.54 and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS ) which gained 1.86% to close at 80.05.

The worst performers were Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) which was down 6.17% to 49.08 in late trade, Arconic Corp (NYSE: ARNC ) which lost 6.17% to settle at 25.99 and Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ: SNPS ) which was down 3.82% to 250.82 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Marlin Business Services Corp (NASDAQ: MRLN ) which rose 50.77% to 21.47, TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PETZ ) which was up 27.12% to settle at 2.695 and Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GALT ) which gained 26.48% to close at 2.77.

The worst performers were Esports Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: EBET ) which was down 21.66% to 19.86 in late trade, Tian Ruixiang Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: TIRX ) which lost 21.05% to settle at 12.79 and Utime Ltd (NASDAQ: UTME ) which was down 17.84% to 37.13 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1996 to 1015 and 115 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2331 fell and 865 advanced, while 110 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.40% to 17.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.55% or 9.85 to $1770.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.46% or 0.29 to hit $63.48 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.48% or 0.32 to trade at $67.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.2036, while USD/JPY fell 0.55% to 108.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.51% at 91.080.

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