U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.78%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 3.39% or 4.23 points to trade at 129.04 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) added 1.03% or 0.52 points to end at 50.95 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 0.13% or 0.15 points to 116.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 2.71% or 3.67 points to trade at 131.87 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 2.51% or 2.58 points to end at 100.19 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 2.26% or 3.98 points to 171.82.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALXN ) which rose 6.76% to 114.22, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was up 6.16% to settle at 90.82 and Juniper Networks Inc (NYSE: JNPR ) which gained 4.78% to close at 25.00.

The worst performers were HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC ) which was down 7.52% to 23.87 in late trade, Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CPRI ) which lost 6.49% to settle at 15.84 and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM ) which was down 5.70% to 22.50 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT ) which rose 171.59% to 34.22, Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AKCA ) which was up 60.63% to settle at 18.28 and I Mab (NASDAQ: IMAB ) which gained 27.23% to close at 39.44.

The worst performers were Acasti Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: ACST ) which was down 65.49% to 0.2447 in late trade, Shiloh Industries Inc (NASDAQ: SHLO ) which lost 64.21% to settle at 0.39 and Aditx Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ADTX ) which was down 17.27% to 3.21 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2138 to 927 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1797 fell and 1027 advanced, while 73 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 15.03% to 26.41 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.05% or 0.90 to $1974.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.40% or 0.17 to hit $42.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.04 to trade at $45.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1937, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 105.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 92.180.

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