U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.76%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.76%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Utilities and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.76%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.23%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which rose 2.63% or 10.61 points to trade at 414.52 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) added 2.14% or 1.15 points to end at 54.99 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 1.99% or 4.18 points to 214.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 2.49% or 4.07 points to trade at 159.52 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 1.20% or 3.09 points to end at 254.11 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.70% or 1.17 points to 165.80.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which rose 7.81% to 20.15, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which was up 7.19% to settle at 12.08 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which gained 6.69% to close at 26.65.

The worst performers were Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which was down 4.99% to 229.13 in late trade, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT ) which lost 4.37% to settle at 296.92 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which was down 4.15% to 21.92 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: LIFE ) which rose 66.97% to 9.150, Aterian Inc (NASDAQ: ATER ) which was up 52.46% to settle at 17.99 and Itamar Medical Ltd (NASDAQ: ITMR ) which gained 46.44% to close at 30.23.

The worst performers were MiMedx Group Inc (NASDAQ: MDXG ) which was down 59.56% to 6.28 in late trade, Farmmi Inc (NASDAQ: FAMI ) which lost 52.19% to settle at 0.2749 and Valneva SE ADR (NASDAQ: VALN ) which was down 39.85% to 28.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2030 to 1200 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1796 fell and 1732 advanced, while 158 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.54% to 19.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.14% or 2.55 to $1794.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.35% or 0.94 to hit $70.66 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.73 to trade at $73.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1810, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 110.01.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 92.612.

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