U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.64%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.64%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.64%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.58%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 0.59% or 1.72 points to trade at 291.52 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) fell 0.14% or 0.08 points to end at 55.27 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was down 0.16% or 0.19 points to 119.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which lost 1.82% or 2.46 points to trade at 132.81 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 1.36% or 1.98 points to end at 143.77 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 1.28% or 1.62 points to 124.47.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE: HP ) which rose 2.50% to 45.54, Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: NEM ) which was up 2.44% to settle at 43.75 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which gained 1.81% to close at 21.32.

The worst performers were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) which was down 3.71% to 20.77 in late trade, CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) which lost 2.38% to settle at 13.10 and Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA ) which was down 2.37% to 25.50 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Savara Inc (NASDAQ: SVRA ) which rose 183.81% to 4.910, Sol Gel Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: SLGL ) which was up 58.18% to settle at 14.60 and InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: NVIV ) which gained 56.42% to close at 0.28.

The worst performers were Wave Life Sciences Ltd (NASDAQ: WVE ) which was down 49.46% to 7.99 in late trade, Melinta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MLNT ) which lost 24.18% to settle at 0.470 and Tiziana Life Sciences PLC ADR (NASDAQ: TLSA ) which was down 18.62% to 2.36 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1674 to 1169 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1574 fell and 1080 advanced, while 79 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 10.35% to 14.82.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1518.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $61.66 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0.22 to trade at $66.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1200, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 108.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.440.

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