Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Services, Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.58%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.04%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.40%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which rose 1.81% or 2.92 points to trade at 164.65 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 1.54% or 0.96 points to end at 63.35 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was up 1.26% or 2.27 points to 182.58 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which lost 3.60% or 6.94 points to trade at 185.89 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) declined 3.35% or 11.41 points to end at 329.33 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) shed 2.33% or 5.10 points to 213.70.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) which rose 8.58% to 25.06, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) which was up 8.41% to settle at 60.97 and Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) which gained 8.25% to close at 67.20.
The worst performers were Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) which was down 6.91% to 22.75 in late trade, Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) which lost 4.98% to settle at 14.70 and Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) which was down 4.67% to 88.22 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Neurosense Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:NRSN) which rose 299.36% to 6.23, Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CRXT) which was up 58.44% to settle at 1.22 and Yumanity Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:YMTX) which gained 58.04% to close at 1.77.
The worst performers were Vallon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VLON) which was down 68.95% to 2.31 in late trade, Allena Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALNA) which lost 43.16% to settle at 0.28 and Imperial Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ:IMPP) which was down 36.71% to 1.50 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1924 to 1289 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2464 fell and 1443 advanced, while 177 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.42% to 23.53 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.34% or 6.50 to $1,935.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 7.13% or 7.35 to hit $110.44 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 7.60% or 8.20 to trade at $116.13 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.31% to 1.10, while USD/JPY rose 0.26% to 119.49.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 98.51.