U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.44%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.44%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.44%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.23%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.81% or 1.57 points to trade at 57.48 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 1.41% or 3.73 points to end at 268.75 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.25% or 1.66 points to 134.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 3.39% or 8.42 points to trade at 239.96 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 3.09% or 3.32 points to end at 103.98 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 2.76% or 4.68 points to 164.77.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which rose 6.11% to 40.84, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which was up 5.02% to settle at 799.45 and ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which gained 4.97% to close at 46.00.

The worst performers were Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which was down 7.04% to 26.15 in late trade, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL ) which lost 6.46% to settle at 83.46 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which was down 6.09% to 29.14 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Marin Software Inc (NASDAQ: MRIN ) which rose 92.65% to 7.3400, QAD Inc B (NASDAQ: QADB ) which was up 79.81% to settle at 86.31 and Intellia Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: NTLA ) which gained 50.19% to close at 133.41.

The worst performers were Exelixis Inc (NASDAQ: EXEL ) which was down 23.01% to 18.03 in late trade, Kiromic Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: KRBP ) which lost 19.00% to settle at 8.100 and Oblong Inc (NASDAQ: OBLG ) which was down 17.30% to 3.275 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2020 to 1223 and 102 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1978 fell and 1558 advanced, while 134 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.90% to 15.76.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.09% or 1.65 to $1779.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.69% or 1.25 to hit $72.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.74% or 1.31 to trade at $74.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1925, while USD/JPY fell 0.14% to 110.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 91.888.

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