U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.11%

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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare, Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.11%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.02%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 2.56% or 8.24 points to trade at 329.88 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) added 2.12% or 0.97 points to end at 46.64 and JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) was up 1.86% or 2.34 points to 128.46 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which lost 2.07% or 2.70 points to trade at 127.77 in late trade. Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) declined 1.60% or 3.12 points to end at 192.07 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) shed 1.42% or 4.31 points to 300.21.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) which rose 7.48% to 48.45, Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) which was up 6.18% to settle at 40.03 and Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) which gained 5.24% to close at 110.35.

The worst performers were Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) which was down 9.44% to 74.94 in late trade, Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) which lost 6.49% to settle at 154.75 and Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) which was down 4.69% to 217.53 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Casa Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CASA) which rose 82.52% to 7.10, Frequency Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FREQ) which was up 30.82% to settle at 1.91 and Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:NTUS) which gained 28.64% to close at 33.51.

The worst performers were Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:DFFN) which was down 34.22% to 0.17 in late trade, Nutex Health Inc (NASDAQ:NUTX) which lost 29.18% to settle at 5.17 and Digital Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DBGI) which was down 23.57% to 0.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2005 to 1214 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2596 fell and 1299 advanced, while 196 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.33% to 22.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.30% or 5.90 to $1,980.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.48% or 0.51 to hit $106.89 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.87 to trade at $112.57 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.21% to 1.08, while USD/JPY rose 0.49% to 126.96.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 100.78.