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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.94%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.94%, while the S&P 500 index declined 1.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.14%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which rose 2.09% or 1.70 points to trade at 83.10 at the close. Meanwhile, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) added 0.55% or 0.79 points to end at 144.11 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 0.37% or 0.39 points to 104.72 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V), which fell 2.49% or 5.73 points to trade at 224.73 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 2.46% or 3.51 points to end at 139.14 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was down 2.07% or 5.99 points to 283.11.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which rose 5.67% to 30.17, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) which was up 5.30% to settle at 38.76 and Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) which gained 4.57% to close at 103.38.

The worst performers were Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) which was down 5.79% to 58.39 in late trade, Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) which lost 5.26% to settle at 106.37 and IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which was down 4.92% to 153.19 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XENE) which rose 102.56% to 31.60, Elmira Savings Bank (NASDAQ:ESBK) which was up 68.15% to settle at 22.70 and Lion Group Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:LGHL) which gained 25.33% to close at 1.880.

The worst performers were Esports Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:EBET) which was down 24.19% to 23.75 in late trade, Progenity Inc (NASDAQ:PROG) which lost 22.35% to settle at 1.390 and Regenxbio Inc (NASDAQ:RGNX) which was down 19.74% to 32.33 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2079 to 1188 and 116 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2655 fell and 973 advanced, while 155 ended unchanged.

Shares in Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) rose to 3-years highs; up 5.30% or 1.95 to 38.76. Shares in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.57% or 4.52 to 103.38. Shares in IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.92% or 7.93 to 153.19. Shares in Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.09% or 1.70 to 83.10. Shares in Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XENE) rose to all time highs; up 102.56% or 16.00 to 31.60. Shares in Elmira Savings Bank (NASDAQ:ESBK) rose to 5-year highs; rising 68.15% or 9.20 to 22.70.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 8.56% to 22.96.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.58% or 10.15 to $1768.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.28% or 1.73 to hit $77.61 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.52% or 2.00 to trade at $81.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1621, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 110.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 93.815.

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