U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.64%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.64%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.64%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.49%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ), which rose 3.55% or 4.52 points to trade at 131.90 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 1.84% or 1.38 points to end at 76.42 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) was up 1.59% or 0.85 points to 54.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 1.94% or 2.55 points to trade at 129.19 in late trade. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) declined 0.41% or 0.21 points to end at 50.71 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) shed 0.25% or 0.29 points to 114.33.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG ) which rose 14.68% to 11.17, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which was up 11.74% to settle at 4.570 and Helmerich & Payne Inc (NYSE: HP ) which gained 10.12% to close at 64.74.

The worst performers were Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE: TSN ) which was down 3.69% to 60.88 in late trade, AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV ) which lost 3.35% to settle at 62.820 and Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY ) which was down 3.15% to 31.33 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY ) which rose 548.26% to 7.210, Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT ) which was up 72.54% to settle at 6.850 and Uranium Resources Inc (NASDAQ: URRE ) which gained 46.47% to close at 2.4900.

The worst performers were ProNAi Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: DNAI ) which was down 67.55% to 2.07 in late trade, Adamis Pharma (NASDAQ: ADMP ) which lost 53.84% to settle at 4.09 and Mirati Ther (NASDAQ: MRTX ) which was down 44.41% to 10.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2328 to 993 and 31 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1798 rose and 769 declined, while 66 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.34% to 13.65.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was up 0.41% or 5.05 to $1247.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.32% or 1.13 to hit $49.75 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.81% or 0.90 to trade at $50.54 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1362, while USD/JPY rose 0.99% to 107.59.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.09% at 93.98.

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