U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.18%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.18%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Utilities and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.18%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which rose 4.16% or 6.01 points to trade at 150.34 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 1.28% or 3.06 points to end at 241.44 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 1.27% or 4.31 points to 343.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 2.00% or 2.68 points to trade at 131.26 in late trade. Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) declined 1.49% or 0.81 points to end at 53.66 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) shed 1.42% or 1.99 points to 137.91.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which rose 6.87% to 39.05, Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which was up 5.77% to settle at 170.54 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which gained 4.89% to close at 71.40.

The worst performers were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was down 4.33% to 48.78 in late trade, Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which lost 3.32% to settle at 57.10 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which was down 2.85% to 36.53 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Reviva Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVPH ) which rose 101.39% to 8.70, Microvision Inc (NASDAQ: MVIS ) which was up 47.13% to settle at 26.4400 and Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ: PFPT ) which gained 31.04% to close at 172.68.

The worst performers were Dorman Products Inc (NASDAQ: DORM ) which was down 11.07% to 99.02 in late trade, Sypris Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SYPR ) which lost 9.84% to settle at 4.0300 and BBQ Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BBQ ) which was down 8.39% to 13.32 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1931 to 1126 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2226 rose and 966 declined, while 91 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.79% to 17.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.21% or 3.65 to $1781.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.26% or 0.16 to hit $61.98 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.28 to trade at $65.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.2087, while USD/JPY rose 0.18% to 108.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 90.790.

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