U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.23% By Investing.com

© Reuters U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.23%

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 fell 1.23%, while the index declined 1.14%, and the index fell 1.24%.

The best performers of the session on the were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:), which rose 0.95% or 0.72 points to trade at 76.41 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:) added 0.37% or 1.42 points to end at 389.40 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.32% or 0.45 points to 139.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:), which fell 2.95% or 4.66 points to trade at 153.53 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) declined 2.93% or 5.91 points to end at 195.46 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) was down 2.71% or 4.38 points to 156.98.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Carnival Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 3.39% to 18.90, Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) which was up 2.59% to settle at 61.02 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:) which gained 2.12% to close at 20.76.

The worst performers were Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 6.59% to 66.92 in late trade, Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 6.25% to settle at 276.38 and Nucor Corp (NYSE:) which was down 5.82% to 111.13 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Society Pass Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 240.18% to 11.26, SeaChange International Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 36.36% to settle at 2.1000 and Aeroclean Technologies LLC (NASDAQ:) which gained 33.69% to close at 11.31.

The worst performers were Summit Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:) which was down 47.99% to 2.590 in late trade, Insignia Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 35.06% to settle at 11.500 and Nutriband Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.60% to 3.14 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2617 to 655 and 118 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2743 fell and 1098 advanced, while 183 ended unchanged.

Shares in Summit Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 47.99% or 2.390 to 2.590. Shares in SeaChange International Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 36.36% or 0.5600 to 2.1000. Shares in Nutriband Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 23.60% or 0.97 to 3.14.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.03% to 22.87.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.75% or 13.45 to $1791.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.38% or 1.69 to hit $69.17 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.06 to trade at $72.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1280, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 113.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.515.

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