Stocks Ended Mostly Lower as Energy Shares Slumped

U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Monday following a drop in oil prices that weighed on energy shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 44.95 points, or 0.18%, to 25,064.36. The S&P 500 lost 2.88 points, or 0.10%, to 2,798.43. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 20.26 points, or 0.26%, to 7,805.72.

U.S. oil prices finished sharply lower on Monday, at their lowest in more than three weeks, on talk of increased global supply, slowdown in economic growth. August West Texas Intermediate crude fell $2.95, or nearly 4.2%, to $68.06 a barrel September Brent crude declined $3.49, or 4.6%, to end at $71.84 a barrel.

Netflix (NFLX) missed expectations on its subscription numbers when it reported earnings on Monday, with total streaming adds of 5.14 million versus analysts’ expectations of 6.27 million. It reported second-quarter earnings of $.85 EPS on revenues of $3.91 billion and an addition of 5.14 million subscribers.

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