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U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%

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(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities, Financials and Technology sectors led shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas, Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.09%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite index unchanged 0.00%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V), which rose 1.39% or 2.89 points to trade at 210.29 at the close. Meanwhile, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.10% or 2.67 points to end at 245.03 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 1.05% or 1.41 points to 135.87 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), which fell 2.34% or 3.61 points to trade at 150.70 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) declined 1.34% or 0.72 points to end at 52.85 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was down 1.24% or 1.73 points to 137.99.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) which rose 11.04% to 122.80, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which was up 7.02% to settle at 289.79 and Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE:MHK) which gained 4.03% to close at 137.98.

The worst performers were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which was down 6.99% to 139.49 in late trade, Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) which lost 5.95% to settle at 223.47 and American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) which was down 4.81% to 48.48 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Summer Infant Inc (NASDAQ:SUMR) which rose 269.55% to 1.0000, Genprex Inc (NASDAQ:GNPX) which was up 56.20% to settle at 4.2800 and BioXcel Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BTAI) which gained 55.01% to close at 36.97.

The worst performers were Pulse Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:PLSE) which was down 29.80% to 8.55 in late trade, CarGurus (NASDAQ:CARG) which lost 26.54% to settle at 25.05 and LivePerson Inc (NASDAQ:LPSN) which was down 24.50% to 33.96 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 117 to 108 and 13 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 0 fell and 0 advanced.

Shares in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose to all time highs; rising 7.02% or 19.01 to 289.79. Shares in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.39% or 2.89 to 210.29. Shares in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) rose to all time highs; rising 1.10% or 2.67 to 245.03. Shares in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.05% or 1.41 to 135.87. Shares in Pulse Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:PLSE) fell to 3-years lows; losing 29.80% or 3.63 to 8.55. Shares in Genprex Inc (NASDAQ:GNPX) rose to 52-week highs; rising 56.20% or 1.5400 to 4.2800. Shares in CarGurus (NASDAQ:CARG) fell to all time lows; down 26.54% or 9.05 to 25.05. Shares in BioXcel Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BTAI) rose to all time highs; rising 55.01% or 13.12 to 36.97.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.68.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.14% or 2.30 to $1584.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.50% or 0.26 to hit $52.58 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $57.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.0837, while USD/JPY fell 0.05% to 109.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.065.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%

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