U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.36%

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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 0.36%, while the index lost 0.45%, and the index lost 0.33%.

The best performers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 0.66% or 1.44 points to trade at 221.24 at the close. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:) added 0.58% or 0.35 points to end at 60.25 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 0.53% or 0.25 points to 47.77 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were 3M Company (NYSE:), which fell 1.48% or 2.30 points to trade at 153.52 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) declined 1.38% or 0.95 points to end at 68.02 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) was down 1.25% or 1.81 points to 143.15.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kohls Corp (NYSE:) which rose 2.50% to 48.36, Moodys Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 2.28% to settle at 208.21 and E-TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 2.25% to close at 37.22.

The worst performers were Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.87% to 17.32 in late trade, Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:) which lost 4.23% to settle at 19.72 and Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.56% to 34.11 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 50.05% to 0.380, Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 35.40% to settle at 0.153 and Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 31.33% to close at 19.87.

The worst performers were Sorrento Therape (NASDAQ:) which was down 25.52% to 1.78 in late trade, NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 20.44% to settle at 10.78 and Livexlive Media Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.49% to 1.5100 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1812 to 1022 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1504 fell and 1115 advanced, while 108 ended unchanged.

Shares in 3M Company (NYSE:) fell to 3-years lows; down 1.48% or 2.30 to 153.52. Shares in Sorrento Therape (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 25.52% or 0.61 to 1.78. Shares in NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 20.44% or 2.77 to 10.78. Shares in Livexlive Media Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 17.49% or 0.3200 to 1.5100.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.81% to 17.86.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.93% or 14.05 to $1498.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $52.80 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $58.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.0971, while USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 107.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 98.675.

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