U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.38%

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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 fell 0.38%, while the index declined 0.32%, and the index fell 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.05% or 2.25 points to trade at 216.53 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) added 0.55% or 0.68 points to end at 124.87 and International Business Machines (NYSE:) was up 0.53% or 0.70 points to 133.92 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.40% or 3.79 points to trade at 266.92 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.25% or 2.80 points to end at 221.81 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) was down 0.98% or 1.45 points to 146.21.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:) which rose 13.03% to 23.11, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which was up 3.95% to settle at 12.10 and Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:) which gained 3.59% to close at 38.91.

The worst performers were International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:) which was down 5.79% to 133.81 in late trade, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 3.98% to settle at 181.69 and Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.65% to 252.64 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Synthorx Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 170.52% to 67.71, Forty Seven Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 110.73% to settle at 30.43 and ArQule Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 103.88% to close at 19.705.

The worst performers were Precision BioSciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 51.68% to 9.50 in late trade, Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 49.99% to settle at 0.270 and ObsEva SA (NASDAQ:) which was down 29.32% to 3.23 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1398 to 1386 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1500 fell and 1145 advanced, while 84 ended unchanged.

Shares in Synthorx Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 170.52% or 42.68 to 67.71. Shares in Forty Seven Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 110.73% or 15.99 to 30.43. Shares in Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 49.99% or 0.270 to 0.270. Shares in ArQule Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 103.88% or 10.040 to 19.705.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 16.45% to 15.86.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.06% or 0.85 to $1465.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.49% or 0.29 to hit $58.91 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $64.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1064, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 97.620.

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