U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.06%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which rose 1.94% or 1.53 points to trade at 80.53 at the close. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) added 0.65% or 0.46 points to end at 71.68 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 0.62% or 0.91 points to 147.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), which lost 3.94% or 0.96 points to trade at 23.43 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 1.72% or 0.90 points to end at 51.52 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 1.31% or 3.22 points to 242.80.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which rose 3.25% to 40.96, Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR ) which was up 2.70% to settle at 12.53 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which gained 2.26% to close at 185.39.

The worst performers were DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which was down 9.91% to 53.89 in late trade, Viacom B Inc (NASDAQ: VIAB ) which lost 6.37% to settle at 25.42 and Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ: ESRX ) which was down 5.04% to 59.22 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: CLNT ) which rose 96.39% to 6.520, Neothetics Inc (NASDAQ: NEOT ) which was up 47.61% to settle at 0.68 and Repros Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RPRX ) which gained 41.51% to close at 0.75.

The worst performers were LiNiu Technology Group (NASDAQ: LINU ) which was down 34.47% to 1.540 in late trade, Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO ) which lost 33.30% to settle at 0.600 and Tandem Dtes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM ) which was down 29.13% to 0.58 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1707 to 1338 and 153 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1502 fell and 985 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 7.56% to 10.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.94% or 11.95 to $1286.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.47% or 0.23 to hit $49.52 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $55.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.14% to 1.1748, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 112.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 93.51.

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