U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.31%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.31%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.31%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.27%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 2.74% or 7.69 points to trade at 288.24 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) added 2.26% or 3.00 points to end at 135.60 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 1.53% or 1.28 points to 84.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 3.41% or 6.07 points to trade at 172.01 in late trade. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) declined 2.85% or 2.86 points to end at 97.55 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 2.64% or 2.70 points to 99.71.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB ) which rose 8.52% to 28.80, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which was up 7.72% to settle at 30.01 and Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: NEM ) which gained 7.05% to close at 68.35.

The worst performers were American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL ) which was down 5.33% to 12.62 in late trade, Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which lost 5.11% to settle at 14.68 and Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was down 5.01% to 3.98 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Lmp Automotive Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LMPX ) which rose 59.59% to 11.81, RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ: REDU ) which was up 46.10% to settle at 5.80 and Stein Mart Inc (NASDAQ: SMRT ) which gained 39.03% to close at 0.1521.

The worst performers were Unity Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: UBX ) which was down 66.61% to 4.15 in late trade, Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG ) which lost 32.87% to settle at 3.8800 and Cesca Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: THMO ) which was down 22.62% to 3.66 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1551 to 1493 and 93 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1453 rose and 1353 declined, while 60 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.17% to 21.35 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.26% or 44.05 to $1993.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.88% or 0.79 to hit $42.80 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $45.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1872, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 106.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 92.828.

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