U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.18%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the declined 0.18%, while the index added 0.10%, and the index climbed 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 2.42% or 5.36 points to trade at 227.11 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) added 2.18% or 1.77 points to end at 82.90 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:) was up 1.70% or 2.04 points to 121.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE:), which lost 2.06% or 1.84 points to trade at 87.36 in late trade. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.67% or 2.32 points to end at 136.61 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) shed 1.29% or 4.90 points to 375.17.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 6.58% to 18.78, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 6.53% to settle at 3.100 and Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 5.42% to close at 130.25.

The worst performers were Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 7.01% to 491.06 in late trade, Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 5.76% to settle at 11.77 and Tapestry Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.68% to 30.70 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Moleculin Biotech Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 168.47% to 2.98, The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 42.11% to settle at 11.17 and Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 30.97% to close at 4.2500.

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The worst performers were Novus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.09% to 2.9700 in late trade, Fusion Telecommunications International Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 17.83% to settle at 0.200 and Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 15.08% to 0.535 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1762 to 1237 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1510 fell and 1143 advanced, while 73 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.73% to 12.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.07% or 0.85 to $1276.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 2.51% or 1.61 to hit $65.68 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $74.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1258, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 111.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.963.

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