U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.44%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.44%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Utilities , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.44%, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.79%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ), which rose 0.24% or 0.29 points to trade at 120.41 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 0.14% or 0.06 points to end at 42.54 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) was down 0.23% or 0.35 points to 151.67 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 6.75% or 10.39 points to trade at 143.61 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 5.66% or 1.89 points to end at 31.53 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) shed 4.72% or 2.04 points to 41.18.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR ) which rose 14.11% to 38.97, DuPont Inc (NYSE: DD ) which was up 3.55% to settle at 39.72 and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) which gained 3.50% to close at 20.11.

The worst performers were Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which was down 10.30% to 5.31 in late trade, Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC ) which lost 10.19% to settle at 6.26 and Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO ) which was down 9.27% to 38.15 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Benitec Biopharma Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: BNTC ) which rose 124.78% to 13.06, Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CYCC ) which was up 37.80% to settle at 8.6400 and Immuron Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: IMRN ) which gained 36.17% to close at 3.20.

The worst performers were Check Cap Ltd (NASDAQ: CHEK ) which was down 46.12% to 0.555 in late trade, Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LTRPB ) which lost 22.31% to settle at 37.16 and CSI Compressco LP (NASDAQ: CCLP ) which was down 22.14% to 0.490 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2236 to 662 and 38 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1623 fell and 1057 advanced, while 43 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 14.89% to 43.83.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.78% or 13.30 to $1712.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 15.26% or 3.82 to hit $21.21 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.01 to trade at $25.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.0863, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 107.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 100.055.

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