U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.61%

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.61%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.61%, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.86%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.78%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA), which rose 3.36% or 1.34 points to trade at 41.22 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) added 1.21% or 1.75 points to end at 145.90 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 0.50% or 1.32 points to 265.03 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 5.09% or 10.89 points to trade at 203.17 at the close. Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) declined 4.10% or 2.25 points to end at 52.59 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was down 3.54% or 4.97 points to 135.40.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR) which rose 19.35% to 52.31, L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which was up 6.05% to settle at 39.44 and Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) which gained 5.95% to close at 32.93.

The worst performers were Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:NCLH) which was down 6.68% to 23.73 in late trade, Arconic Corp (NYSE:ARNC) which lost 6.17% to settle at 27.96 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) which was down 6.00% to 20.36 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Check Cap Ltd (NASDAQ:CHEK) which rose 200.00% to 1.380, Bionano Genomics Inc (NASDAQ:BNGO) which was up 109.42% to settle at 6.450 and Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) which gained 109.82% to close at 1.7100.

The worst performers were Calithera Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CALA) which was down 44.30% to 2.73 in late trade, Beam Global (NASDAQ:BEEM) which lost 22.20% to settle at 57.40 and Chindata Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:CD) which was down 19.99% to 19.17 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2194 to 916 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1859 fell and 1160 advanced, while 45 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.95% or 1.85 to 32.93. Shares in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) rose to 52-week highs; rising 0.50% or 1.32 to 265.03. Shares in Calithera Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CALA) fell to 52-week lows; losing 44.30% or 2.17 to 2.73. Shares in Bionano Genomics Inc (NASDAQ:BNGO) rose to 52-week highs; rising 109.42% or 3.370 to 6.450. Shares in Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ:JAGX) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 109.82% or 0.8950 to 1.7100.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 20.62% to 27.44 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 2.69% or 50.90 to $1946.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.68% or 1.30 to hit $47.22 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.34% or 1.21 to trade at $50.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.91% to 1.2248, while USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 103.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 89.885.

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