Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.44 percent to 24,165.64 while the NASDAQ declined 0.21 percent to 7,494.40. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.33 percent to 2,709.54.

Leading and Lagging Sectors;

On Monday, the utilities shares surged 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd. GNE 4.84% up 5 percent, and Spark Energy, Inc. SPKE 2.05%up 2 percent.

In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 1.5 percent.

Top Headline;

Randa announced plans to acquire Perry Ellis International, Inc. PERY 7.66% for $28 per share.

Equities Trading UP;

Radisys Corporation RSYS 108.28% shares shot up 112 percent to $1.48 after Reliance Industries announced plans to acquire Radisys for $1.72 per share in cash.

Shares of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ADMP 38.91% got a boost, shooting up 41 percent to $4.50 after the company reported a distribution and commercialization agreement with Sandoz for Symjepi.

New Concept Energy, Inc. GBR 152.37% shares were also up, gaining 167 percent to $11.2701 after climbing 145.33 percent on Friday.

 

Equities Trading DOWN;

MiMedx Group, Inc. MDXG 35.68% shares dropped 35 percent to $4.155. MiMedx reported the resignation of its Chairman and CEO Parker H. “Pete” Petit. The company also reported that William C. “Bill” Taylor has resigned as President and COO.

Shares of Nuvectra Corporation NVTR 18.75% were down 21 percent to $16.285 after the company disclosed that it is still working with the FDA to conclude review for Virtis treatment.

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. HMNY 15.9% was down, falling around 14 percent to $0.2669. Helios And Matheson Analytics disclosed that it has filed a $1.2 billion universal shelf registration statement.

 

Commodities;

In commodity news, oil traded down 0.62 percent to $73.69 while gold traded down 0.73 percent to $1,245.40.

Silver traded down 1.87 percent Monday to $15.895, while copper fell 1.43 to $2.9235.

Eurozone;

European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 dropped 0.84 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.69 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index declined 0.92 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX declined 0.55 percent, and the French CAC 40 slipped 0.88 percent while U.K. shares fell 1.17 percent.

Economics;

The manufacturing PMI gained to 55.40 for June, versus prior reading of 54.60. However, economists were expecting a reading of 54.60.

The ISM manufacturing index rose to 60.20 in June, versus previous reading of 58.70. Economists projected a reading of 58.2.

U.S. construction spending rose 0.4 percent for May, versus economists’ expectations for a 0.5 percent increase

The Treasury will auction 4-week bills at 1:00 p.m. ET.