Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the declined 0.03%, while the index climbed 0.09%, and the index added 0.38%.
The best performers of the session on the were Nike Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.29% or 0.75 points to trade at 58.73 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc (NYSE:) added 1.25% or 1.17 points to end at 95.09 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.86% or 0.92 points to 107.84 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:), which fell 2.79% or 2.10 points to trade at 73.23 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.10% or 1.40 points to end at 125.77 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) was down 0.75% or 0.99 points to 131.55.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:) which rose 6.56% to 29.72, Mosaic Company (NYSE:) which was up 5.31% to settle at 23.80 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which gained 5.21% to close at 12.52.
The worst performers were Macy’s Inc (NYSE:) which was down 7.05% to 21.08 in late trade, Gap Inc (NYSE:) which lost 6.32% to settle at 21.21 and Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:) which was down 6.29% to 54.23 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Caredx Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 25.00% to 1.600, Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 18.13% to settle at 28.87 and Cesca Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 16.92% to close at 3.8000.
The worst performers were Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 44.92% to 0.95 in late trade, Avinger Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 21.88% to settle at 0.50 and Zion Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 20.75% to 4.660 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1588 to 1524 and 134 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1532 fell and 936 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged.
Shares in Macy’s Inc (NYSE:) fell to 5-year lows; down 7.05% or 1.60 to 21.08. Shares in Gap Inc (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 6.32% or 1.43 to 21.21. Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 0.86% or 0.92 to 107.84. Shares in Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 44.92% or 0.77 to 0.95. Shares in Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 3-years highs; rising 18.13% or 4.43 to 28.87.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.63% to 11.12.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.33% or 4.01 to $1213.71 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.50% or 0.22 to hit $44.45 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.22 to trade at $46.93 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1400, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 114.07.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.81.
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