U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.28%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.28%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.28%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.69%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which rose 5.57% or 2.52 points to trade at 47.73 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 2.19% or 1.82 points to end at 84.85 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 1.30% or 1.77 points to 137.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 2.45% or 3.24 points to trade at 128.81 in late trade. Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) declined 1.76% or 0.90 points to end at 50.18 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) shed 1.50% or 3.34 points to 218.70.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) which rose 11.17% to 185.00, Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which was up 6.84% to settle at 269.81 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) which gained 5.57% to close at 47.73.

The worst performers were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which was down 7.98% to 809.79 in late trade, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which lost 6.92% to settle at 47.92 and Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE: UHS ) which was down 4.29% to 135.09 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY ) which rose 101.89% to 3.210, GeoVax Labs Inc (NASDAQ: GOVX ) which was up 63.03% to settle at 5.3800 and Avinger Inc (NASDAQ: AVGR ) which gained 57.44% to close at 1.410.

The worst performers were Bit Digital Inc (NASDAQ: BTBT ) which was down 27.05% to 18.2600 in late trade, Applied DNA Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: APDN ) which lost 24.57% to settle at 8.78 and Future Fintech Group Inc (NASDAQ: FTFT ) which was down 24.41% to 5.7600 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1877 to 1210 and 74 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1726 fell and 1339 advanced, while 43 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 13.78% to 24.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.56% or 10.35 to $1845.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.42% or 0.22 to hit $52.02 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.04% or 0.58 to trade at $55.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.49% to 1.2159, while USD/JPY rose 0.23% to 104.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 90.475.

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