U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.07%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.07%
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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 Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.07%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.03%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 1.50% or 3.25 points to trade at 220.44 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 1.16% or 1.21 points to end at 105.57 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 0.90% or 0.74 points to 82.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 1.11% or 2.25 points to trade at 199.98 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) declined 0.95% or 0.68 points to end at 70.53 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) shed 0.82% or 0.86 points to 104.14.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were FirstEnergy Corporation (NYSE: FE ) which rose 4.08% to 30.09, EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT ) which was up 3.84% to settle at 58.35 and CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS ) which gained 3.50% to close at 80.12.

The worst performers were Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR ) which was down 6.56% to 1.14 in late trade, Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which lost 5.99% to settle at 24.01 and Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO ) which was down 5.05% to 66.41 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AVEO ) which rose 56.00% to 1.9500, Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA ) which was up 51.94% to settle at 0.509 and ITUS Corp (NASDAQ: ITUS ) which gained 40.54% to close at 1.040.

The worst performers were Neothetics Inc (NASDAQ: NEOT ) which was down 69.61% to 0.71 in late trade, HealthStream Inc (NASDAQ: HSTM ) which lost 16.90% to settle at 25.67 and Oncobiologics Inc (NASDAQ: ONS ) which was down 15.60% to 1.03 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1985 to 1143 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1282 rose and 1194 declined, while 146 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.40% to 9.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.92% or 11.55 to $1244.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.93% or 0.40 to hit $43.41 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.72% or 0.33 to trade at $46.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.12% to 1.1182, while USD/JPY rose 0.52% to 111.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 97.11.

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