U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.35%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.35%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.35%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.56%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which rose 0.91% or 1.32 points to trade at 146.22 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 0.79% or 1.65 points to end at 209.53 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) was up 0.77% or 0.64 points to 84.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 2.66% or 5.96 points to trade at 217.88 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 1.68% or 2.70 points to end at 158.14 and Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) shed 1.12% or 1.66 points to 146.18.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which rose 3.90% to 31.99, NiSource Inc (NYSE: NI ) which was up 3.77% to settle at 25.73 and Kroger Company (NYSE: KR ) which gained 3.74% to close at 28.84.

The worst performers were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 3.90% to 350.35 in late trade, Keurig Dr Pepper Inc (NYSE: KDP ) which lost 3.80% to settle at 23.54 and CH Robinson Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ: CHRW ) which was down 3.38% to 96.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were New Age Beverages Corp (NASDAQ: NBEV ) which rose 44.65% to 2.30, Netlist Inc (NASDAQ: NLST ) which was up 41.94% to settle at 0.511 and Senomyx Inc (NASDAQ: SNMX ) which gained 40.00% to close at 1.470.

The worst performers were Radcom Ltd (NASDAQ: RDCM ) which was down 28.99% to 12.25 in late trade, Vital Thera (NASDAQ: VTL ) which lost 27.97% to settle at 0.25 and Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY ) which was down 27.57% to 0.015 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1816 to 1206 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1756 fell and 833 advanced, while 133 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.26% to 13.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.37% or 4.50 to $1205.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.35% or 0.24 to hit $68.53 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.16 to trade at $77.93 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.53% to 1.1685, while USD/JPY fell 0.21% to 111.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 94.07.

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