Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Telecoms and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 4.01% or 5.87 points to trade at 152.29 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) added 3.73% or 2.86 points to end at 79.55 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 3.22% or 3.68 points to 117.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Visa Inc (NYSE:V), which fell 4.29% or 3.51 points to trade at 78.37 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 2.51% or 2.72 points to end at 105.71 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was down 1.89% or 3.05 points to 158.22.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Harman International Industries (NYSE:HAR) which rose 25.23% to 109.76, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) which was up 9.25% to settle at 10.75 and Scripps Networks Interactive Inc (NASDAQ:SNI) which gained 7.64% to close at 73.70.
The worst performers were Transdigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) which was down 7.08% to 253.00 in late trade, PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) which lost 5.74% to settle at 105.65 and Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) which was down 5.13% to 47.15 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were DryShips Inc (NASDAQ:DRYS) which rose 215.15% to 42.8600, Euroseas Ltd (NASDAQ:ESEA) which was up 55.32% to settle at 2.190 and Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holding (NASDAQ:CRBP) which gained 51.28% to close at 8.850.
The worst performers were Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) which was down 64.66% to 4.10 in late trade, Rennova Health Inc (NASDAQ:RNVA) which lost 30.00% to settle at 0.100 and Turtle Beach Corp (NASDAQ:HEAR) which was down 18.13% to 1.580 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1666 to 1540 and 59 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1516 rose and 955 declined, while 139 ended unchanged.
Shares in Harman International Industries (NYSE:HAR) rose to 52-week highs; up 25.23% or 22.11 to 109.76. Shares in Scripps Networks Interactive Inc (NASDAQ:SNI) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.64% or 5.23 to 73.70. Shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rose to all time highs; rising 4.01% or 5.87 to 152.29. Shares in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) rose to all time highs; up 3.73% or 2.86 to 79.55. Shares in Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) fell to 5-year lows; falling 64.66% or 7.50 to 4.10. Shares in Rennova Health Inc (NASDAQ:RNVA) fell to all time lows; losing 30.00% or 0.043 to 0.100.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.75% to 14.56.
Gold for December delivery was down 0.25% or 3.00 to $1221.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.58% or 0.25 to hit $43.66 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.09 to trade at $44.66 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 1.02% to 1.0743, while USD/JPY rose 1.62% to 108.41.
The US Dollar Index was up 1.00% at 99.98.
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