U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.96% By Investing.com

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© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.96%

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 lost 0.96%, while the index declined 0.86%, and the index lost 1.12%.

The best performers of the session on the were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which rose 0.66% or 0.35 points to trade at 53.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:) added 0.54% or 0.66 points to end at 122.72 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) was up 0.43% or 0.29 points to 68.42 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which fell 3.00% or 11.00 points to trade at 355.18 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:) declined 2.38% or 2.86 points to end at 117.26 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:) was down 2.26% or 3.35 points to 144.99.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:) which rose 3.68% to 47.66, Edison International (NYSE:) which was up 3.56% to settle at 71.56 and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 2.66% to close at 11.96.

The worst performers were Apache Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 12.30% to 19.54 in late trade, L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which lost 5.12% to settle at 18.16 and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.99% to 19.48 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Kodiak Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 72.47% to 51.05, Onconova Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 56.33% to settle at 0.2939 and Sierra Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 44.22% to close at 0.50.

The worst performers were Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 39.96% to 0.81 in late trade, Akers Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 17.03% to settle at 6.389 and Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 16.91% to 7.320 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2056 to 784 and 85 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1870 fell and 794 advanced, while 69 ended unchanged.

Shares in Apache Corporation (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; down 12.30% or 2.74 to 19.54. Shares in Kodiak Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 72.47% or 21.45 to 51.05. Shares in Aqua Metals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; falling 39.96% or 0.54 to 0.81.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 17.40% to 14.91 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.30% or 4.45 to $1468.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.50% or 0.83 to hit $56.00 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.07 to trade at $60.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1080, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 108.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 97.805.

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