U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.69%

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© Reuters U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.69%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the declined 0.69%, while the index declined 0.84%, and the index fell 0.81%.

The best performers of the session on the were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:), which rose 2.51% or 7.39 points to trade at 301.26 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 1.86% or 0.92 points to end at 50.47 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:) was up 1.40% or 1.93 points to 139.58 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:), which fell 2.76% or 2.62 points to trade at 92.34 at the close. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) declined 2.24% or 4.00 points to end at 174.23 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) was down 2.06% or 3.10 points to 147.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Gap Inc (NYSE:) which rose 6.36% to 8.86, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which was up 6.20% to settle at 27.42 and Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 5.91% to close at 206.43.

The worst performers were Progressive Corp (NYSE:) which was down 4.99% to 110.29 in late trade, Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc (NYSE:) which lost 3.69% to settle at 475.79 and Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.69% to 58.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were SKYX Platforms Corp (NASDAQ:) which rose 43.15% to 4.91, Intelligent Living Application Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 37.78% to settle at 3.10 and Exela Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 34.33% to close at 0.14.

The worst performers were United Maritime Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 58.65% to 2.51 in late trade, Performance Shipping Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 57.07% to settle at 0.23 and G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 45.09% to 0.51 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1705 to 1434 and 128 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1964 fell and 1845 advanced, while 196 ended unchanged.

Shares in Performance Shipping Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 57.07% or 0.31 to 0.23.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.42% to 25.30.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.19% or 3.25 to $1,706.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 4.63% or 4.38 to hit $98.95 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 4.52% or 4.57 to trade at $105.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.58% to 1.01, while USD/JPY fell 0.29% to 138.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 107.27.