U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.20%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.20%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.20%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which rose 2.02% or 10.02 points to trade at 505.66 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 1.93% or 2.80 points to end at 147.57 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 1.37% or 1.28 points to 94.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 2.48% or 4.61 points to trade at 181.31 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 2.13% or 2.41 points to end at 110.50 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 1.99% or 2.81 points to 138.72.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO ) which rose 8.00% to 112.24, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which was up 7.48% to settle at 57.79 and Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES ) which gained 5.18% to close at 106.96.

The worst performers were Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which was down 3.55% to 80.65 in late trade, Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: EA ) which lost 3.53% to settle at 125.60 and Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ: ADSK ) which was down 3.43% to 185.87 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Evofem Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: EVFM ) which rose 187.71% to 1.07, Acutus Medical Inc (NASDAQ: AFIB ) which was up 87.59% to settle at 1.01 and Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ: EPZM ) which gained 55.14% to close at 1.48.

The worst performers were Powerbridge Technologies Co Ltd (NASDAQ: PBTS ) which was down 34.95% to 0.67 in late trade, Borqs Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: BRQS ) which lost 24.38% to settle at 2.15 and Enochian Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ENOB ) which was down 21.92% to 2.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1765 to 1420 and 113 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1959 rose and 1850 declined, while 203 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.03% to 26.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.39% or 7.15 to $1,823.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.90% or 2.05 to hit $109.67 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.77% or 1.93 to trade at $111.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.28% to 1.06, while USD/JPY rose 0.23% to 135.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 103.69.

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