U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.04%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.04%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.04%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.11%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 1.89% or 3.84 points to trade at 206.92 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 1.44% or 1.65 points to end at 116.12 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 1.34% or 0.71 points to 53.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 2.52% or 1.32 points to trade at 51.11 in late trade. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) declined 1.02% or 1.08 points to end at 104.78 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) shed 0.95% or 0.38 points to 39.59.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE: IR ) which rose 6.50% to 120.46, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM ) which was up 5.77% to settle at 43.27 and Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which gained 3.05% to close at 12.51.

The worst performers were CH Robinson Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ: CHRW ) which was down 7.58% to 81.11 in late trade, Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which lost 3.55% to settle at 10.86 and Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY ) which was down 3.32% to 26.46 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Trans World Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ: TWMC ) which rose 46.86% to 0.440, Alterity Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: ATHE ) which was up 33.85% to settle at 1.7400 and Changyoucom Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU ) which gained 21.18% to close at 19.57.

The worst performers were Silicom Ltd (NASDAQ: SILC ) which was down 18.49% to 31.79 in late trade, Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INNT ) which lost 14.74% to settle at 1.62 and Tiziana Life Sciences PLC ADR (NASDAQ: TLSA ) which was down 14.02% to 7.74 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1766 to 1219 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1559 rose and 1063 declined, while 99 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.99% to 13.11.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.55% or 7.15 to $1281.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.49% or 0.31 to hit $63.61 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $71.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1187, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 111.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 97.578.

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