U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.25%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.25%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.25%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 2.50% or 6.01 points to trade at 246.32 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 2.47% or 3.14 points to end at 130.49 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) was up 0.77% or 1.99 points to 259.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which lost 1.70% or 2.73 points to trade at 157.56 in late trade. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) declined 1.59% or 0.88 points to end at 54.43 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) shed 1.50% or 1.02 points to 66.98.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ResMed Inc (NYSE: RMD ) which rose 6.01% to 231.72, MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MKTX ) which was up 3.22% to settle at 455.06 and Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) which gained 2.89% to close at 556.90.

The worst performers were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was down 5.51% to 40.65 in late trade, Baker Hughes Co (NYSE: BKR ) which lost 4.52% to settle at 24.74 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was down 4.25% to 33.12 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were RAPT Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RAPT ) which rose 115.24% to 39.97, Enochian Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ENOB ) which was up 54.20% to settle at 6.80 and Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ: MDIA ) which gained 45.31% to close at 5.58.

The worst performers were Avenue Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ATXI ) which was down 28.50% to 3.01 in late trade, Recon Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: RCON ) which lost 19.87% to settle at 5.000 and Bioatla Inc (NASDAQ: BCAB ) which was down 19.64% to 39.98 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1903 to 1313 and 98 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1850 fell and 1638 advanced, while 137 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.73% to 16.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.65% or 12.20 to $1867.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.30% or 0.21 to hit $71.12 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.52% or 0.38 to trade at $73.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.2119, while USD/JPY rose 0.41% to 110.09.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 90.477.

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