U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.28%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.28%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer Goods and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.28%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.19%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 0.91% or 3.41 points to trade at 378.29 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) added 0.84% or 3.45 points to end at 415.68 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) was up 0.74% or 1.24 points to 168.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which lost 2.63% or 6.48 points to trade at 239.91 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 1.50% or 0.93 points to end at 61.23 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 1.06% or 2.58 points to 240.13.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were DXC Technology Co (NYSE: DXC ) which rose 6.55% to 42.60, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT ) which was up 4.57% to settle at 284.67 and Ralph Lauren Corp Class A (NYSE: RL ) which gained 3.95% to close at 118.00.

The worst performers were Global Payments Inc (NYSE: GPN ) which was down 11.21% to 171.73 in late trade, Fidelity National Information Services Inc (NYSE: FIS ) which lost 6.66% to settle at 139.12 and Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ: FISV ) which was down 4.66% to 109.75 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Ever-Glory International Group Inc (NASDAQ: EVK ) which rose 124.34% to 5.070, Dolphin Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: DLPN ) which was up 57.02% to settle at 12.310 and Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INFI ) which gained 38.21% to close at 2.930.

The worst performers were E-Home Household Service Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: EJH ) which was down 28.67% to 20.25 in late trade, Immunovant Inc (NASDAQ: IMVT ) which lost 26.05% to settle at 7.74 and OptimumBank Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OPHC ) which was down 23.01% to 5.320 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1755 to 1436 and 113 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1787 rose and 1711 declined, while 149 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.69% to 19.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1817.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.35% or 2.48 to hit $71.47 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 3.04% or 2.29 to trade at $73.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1869, while USD/JPY fell 0.33% to 109.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 92.095.

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