U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.41%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.41%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.41%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.48%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), which rose 2.71% or 3.35 points to trade at 126.99 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 2.33% or 0.78 points to end at 34.23 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 1.70% or 1.71 points to 102.42 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ), which lost 1.00% or 0.46 points to trade at 45.38 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 0.80% or 0.43 points to end at 53.77 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 0.51% or 0.56 points to 109.13.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR ) which rose 6.61% to 1.29, Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO ) which was up 5.52% to settle at 71.54 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which gained 5.02% to close at 134.31.

The worst performers were Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which was down 4.31% to 7.33 in late trade, Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ: URBN ) which lost 3.05% to settle at 20.95 and Viacom B Inc (NASDAQ: VIAB ) which was down 2.46% to 33.76 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cellular Bi (NASDAQ: CBMG ) which rose 62.26% to 8.60, NII Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: NIHD ) which was up 54.58% to settle at 0.572 and Industrial Services of America Inc (NASDAQ: IDSA ) which gained 38.42% to close at 1.380.

The worst performers were Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS ) which was down 33.79% to 0.9600 in late trade, Forterra Inc (NASDAQ: FRTA ) which lost 24.29% to settle at 14.93 and One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI ) which was down 21.77% to 0.9700 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2366 to 843 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1676 rose and 869 declined, while 88 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.19% to 10.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.22% or 2.64 to $1230.34 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 2.01% or 0.96 to hit $48.80 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 0.91 to trade at $51.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.0976, while USD/JPY rose 0.33% to 113.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 98.81.

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