U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.94%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.94%
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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 0.94%, while the S&P 500 index declined 1.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which rose 2.09% or 1.70 points to trade at 83.10 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 0.55% or 0.79 points to end at 144.11 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was up 0.37% or 0.39 points to 104.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which lost 2.49% or 5.73 points to trade at 224.73 in late trade. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declined 2.46% or 3.51 points to end at 139.14 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 2.07% or 5.99 points to 283.11.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE: HP ) which rose 5.67% to 30.17, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which was up 5.30% to settle at 38.76 and Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FANG ) which gained 4.57% to close at 103.38.

The worst performers were Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which was down 5.79% to 58.39 in late trade, Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW ) which lost 5.26% to settle at 106.37 and IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP ) which was down 4.92% to 153.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE ) which rose 102.56% to 31.60, Elmira Savings Bank (NASDAQ: ESBK ) which was up 68.15% to settle at 22.70 and Lion Group Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: LGHL ) which gained 26.00% to close at 1.890.

The worst performers were Esports Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: EBET ) which was down 24.19% to 23.75 in late trade, Progenity Inc (NASDAQ: PROG ) which lost 21.79% to settle at 1.400 and Regenxbio Inc (NASDAQ: RGNX ) which was down 19.74% to 32.33 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2086 to 1185 and 115 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2664 fell and 973 advanced, while 150 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 8.56% to 22.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.58% or 10.25 to $1768.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.28% or 1.73 to hit $77.61 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.52% or 2.00 to trade at $81.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1621, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 110.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 93.815.

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