U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.61%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.61%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.61%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.23%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.42% or 5.38 points to trade at 227.28 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 2.04% or 1.85 points to end at 92.75 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) was up 1.89% or 1.97 points to 106.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which lost 1.10% or 0.76 points to trade at 68.17 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 0.83% or 0.28 points to end at 33.46 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 0.59% or 0.35 points to 58.65.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI ) which rose 5.82% to 57.68, Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG ) which was up 5.35% to settle at 8.67 and Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM ) which gained 5.12% to close at 19.00.

The worst performers were Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which was down 3.74% to 85.29 in late trade, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which lost 3.62% to settle at 139.33 and Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC ) which was down 2.76% to 27.47 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Monster Digital Inc (NASDAQ: MSDI ) which rose 161.86% to 1.27, Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OPXA ) which was up 80.00% to settle at 1.170 and Prana Biotechnology Ltd (NASDAQ: PRAN ) which gained 26.20% to close at 2.8900.

The worst performers were Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX ) which was down 25.35% to 0.2800 in late trade, DryShips Inc (NASDAQ: DRYS ) which lost 18.90% to settle at 1.03 and Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: YTEN ) which was down 17.34% to 4.290 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2184 to 911 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1458 rose and 1006 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 up 0.36% to 11.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.55% or 19.23 to $1223.07 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.13% or 0.98 to hit $47.02 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.68% or 0.82 to trade at $49.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.53% to 1.1366, while USD/JPY rose 0.90% to 113.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.58% at 95.94.

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