U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.04%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.04%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.04%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.94%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which rose 4.08% or 1.38 points to trade at 35.21 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) added 2.91% or 8.48 points to end at 299.71 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 2.00% or 2.56 points to 130.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which lost 3.09% or 6.60 points to trade at 207.07 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 2.61% or 3.12 points to end at 116.22 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) shed 1.83% or 3.53 points to 189.02.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which rose 9.62% to 81.27, Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE: MHK ) which was up 8.70% to settle at 76.60 and Maxim Integrated Products Inc (NASDAQ: MXIM ) which gained 8.11% to close at 69.29.

The worst performers were Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT ) which was down 10.07% to 131.12 in late trade, Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ: ADI ) which lost 5.82% to settle at 117.25 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which was down 5.45% to 15.28 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Equillium Inc (NASDAQ: EQ ) which rose 730.72% to 26.50, Electrocore LLC (NASDAQ: ECOR ) which was up 109.41% to settle at 1.780 and WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc (NASDAQ: WIMI ) which gained 69.10% to close at 24.74.

The worst performers were Celsion Corp (NASDAQ: CLSN ) which was down 63.97% to 1.290 in late trade, NextCure  Inc (NASDAQ: NXTC ) which lost 54.42% to settle at 8.15 and Gritstone Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: GRTS ) which was down 50.31% to 4.02 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1831 to 1039 and 62 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1911 fell and 816 advanced, while 42 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 17.96% to 32.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.16% or 2.90 to $1804.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.39% or 0.97 to hit $39.58 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.11 to trade at $42.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1344, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 107.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.510.

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