Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ), which rose 3.74% or 2.03 points to trade at 56.38 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 2.57% or 1.20 points to end at 47.96 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was up 1.88% or 2.14 points to 115.99 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which fell 3.10% or 3.84 points to trade at 119.84 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) declined 2.17% or 5.24 points to end at 236.56 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) was down 1.69% or 2.73 points to 158.60.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:CPRI) which rose 4.74% to 34.02, LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) which was up 4.63% to settle at 77.69 and Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE:PCG) which gained 4.62% to close at 17.89.
The worst performers were Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) which was down 10.27% to 51.82 in late trade, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) which lost 7.51% to settle at 164.15 and Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL) which was down 6.12% to 1038.74 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ:LGCY) which rose 320.30% to 0.53, Vislink Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:VISL) which was up 80.00% to settle at 2.9700 and Approach Resources Inc (NASDAQ:AREX) which gained 38.54% to close at 0.2962.
The worst performers were FTD Companies Inc (NASDAQ:FTD) which was down 75.83% to 0.19 in late trade, Changyoucom Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) which lost 51.20% to settle at 8.96 and DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:DMPI) which was down 49.75% to 2.050 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1958 to 1050 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1359 rose and 1309 declined, while 79 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.80% to 18.86.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.45% or 19.05 to $1330.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.20% or 0.64 to hit $52.86 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $60.88 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1245, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 108.06.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 97.148.
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