U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Utilities , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.10%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.12%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which rose 0.80% or 0.64 points to trade at 80.26 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) added 0.78% or 0.62 points to end at 80.12 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) was up 0.72% or 0.52 points to 72.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 0.98% or 1.52 points to trade at 153.93 in late trade. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) declined 0.93% or 1.14 points to end at 120.98 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) shed 0.71% or 0.75 points to 105.20.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS ) which rose 4.36% to 34.49, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which was up 3.04% to settle at 148.01 and Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO ) which gained 2.76% to close at 86.84.

The worst performers were Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY ) which was down 5.68% to 124.03 in late trade, Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK ) which lost 5.06% to settle at 40.49 and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ) which was down 4.75% to 52.36 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS ) which rose 46.33% to 39.10, Loxo Ongy Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO ) which was up 43.16% to settle at 70.12 and ITUS Corp (NASDAQ: ITUS ) which gained 37.35% to close at 1.140.

The worst performers were Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT ) which was down 33.07% to 2.5500 in late trade, CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR ) which lost 33.02% to settle at 0.549 and ESSA Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EPIX ) which was down 25.24% to 1.570 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2012 to 1207 and 47 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1645 fell and 886 advanced, while 99 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.77% to 10.02 a new all time low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.15% or 1.88 to $1282.08 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.67% or 0.32 to hit $47.34 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.00% or 0.50 to trade at $49.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1256, while USD/JPY rose 0.08% to 110.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 96.76.

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