U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.17%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.17%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.10%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), which rose 3.58% or 1.00 points to trade at 28.94 at the close. Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) added 1.54% or 1.64 points to end at 108.04 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) was up 1.34% or 1.42 points to 107.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 2.46% or 3.66 points to trade at 145.32 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 1.99% or 3.01 points to end at 148.47 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) shed 1.22% or 2.21 points to 179.25.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which rose 5.76% to 23.14, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which was up 4.90% to settle at 21.200 and Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM ) which gained 3.99% to close at 19.29.

The worst performers were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 4.17% to 151.44 in late trade, IDEXX Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ: IDXX ) which lost 3.85% to settle at 158.22 and Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB ) which was down 3.65% to 111.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were GTX Inc (NASDAQ: GTXI ) which rose 99.03% to 6.1500, Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ: PXS ) which was up 56.35% to settle at 1.9700 and XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ: XBIT ) which gained 31.25% to close at 4.20.

The worst performers were Coherus BioSciences Inc (NASDAQ: CHRS ) which was down 23.73% to 15.75 in late trade, MagneGas Corp (NASDAQ: MNGA ) which lost 22.35% to settle at 1.390 and Barington Hilco Acquisition (NASDAQ: BHAC ) which was down 16.92% to 10.26 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1648 to 1596 and 16 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1443 fell and 1095 advanced, while 94 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.73% to 11.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.28% or 3.58 to $1267.82 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.48% or 0.22 to hit $46.05 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.23% or 0.11 to trade at $48.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1205, while USD/JPY fell 0.38% to 109.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 97.15.

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