U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.12%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.12%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.12%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.27%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 1.29% or 1.94 points to trade at 152.20 at the close. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) added 0.81% or 0.82 points to end at 102.14 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 0.80% or 0.46 points to 58.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 2.54% or 1.51 points to trade at 57.92 in late trade. Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) declined 1.88% or 0.61 points to end at 31.89 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) shed 1.13% or 1.09 points to 95.24.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which rose 19.68% to 4.50, Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM ) which was up 6.91% to settle at 31.11 and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which gained 5.24% to close at 34.97.

The worst performers were Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP ) which was down 8.02% to 26.03 in late trade, National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which lost 6.15% to settle at 27.32 and Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UA ) which was down 5.49% to 41.15 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (NASDAQ: EGLE ) which rose 44.60% to 0.911, Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS ) which was up 38.18% to settle at 0.3800 and Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS ) which gained 30.50% to close at 11.68.

The worst performers were Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc (NASDAQ: OMEX ) which was down 58.78% to 3.4500 in late trade, Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: INSY ) which lost 19.37% to settle at 14.24 and Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ: GBSN ) which was down 18.39% to 3.1500 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1955 to 1370 and 33 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1348 fell and 1237 advanced, while 55 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.60% to 16.22.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 1.14% or 14.20 to $1258.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.66% or 0.66 to hit $40.38 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.10% or 0.88 to trade at $42.82 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1407, while USD/JPY fell 0.12% to 107.97.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.25% at 93.98.

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