U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.97%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.97%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.97%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.54%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 6.27% or 11.92 points to trade at 201.91 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 2.72% or 1.26 points to end at 47.51 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 2.71% or 1.28 points to 48.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 4.17% or 5.06 points to trade at 116.36 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) declined 1.82% or 4.21 points to end at 227.39 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 1.47% or 0.89 points to 59.85.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which rose 12.69% to 83.66, Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CPRI ) which was up 9.83% to settle at 52.39 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which gained 9.15% to close at 56.88.

The worst performers were Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ: LRCX ) which was down 8.23% to 502.61 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which lost 7.53% to settle at 47.62 and Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ALGN ) which was down 7.53% to 496.07 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES ) which rose 103.28% to 11.77, Greenwich Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ: GLSI ) which was up 61.74% to settle at 37.20 and Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: ANCN ) which gained 39.82% to close at 4.670.

The worst performers were Soleno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SLNO ) which was down 48.70% to 1.380 in late trade, AnaptysBio Inc (NASDAQ: ANAB ) which lost 33.80% to settle at 19.51 and Highpeak Energy Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: HPK ) which was down 23.55% to 8.28 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1886 to 1161 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1680 rose and 1643 declined, while 87 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.28% to 25.47.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.11% or 1.90 to $1681.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.48% or 0.31 to hit $64.99 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.15% or 0.10 to trade at $68.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1850, while USD/JPY rose 0.08% to 108.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 92.420.

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