U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.42%
Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.42% to hit a new 5-year high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.37%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.56%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 4.61% or 5.36 points to trade at 121.57 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 3.96% or 2.27 points to end at 59.65 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) was up 3.56% or 1.86 points to 54.17 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 3.88% or 4.80 points to trade at 119.07 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 2.72% or 5.28 points to end at 188.66 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) shed 1.41% or 0.76 points to 53.14.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE: XEC ) which rose 7.03% to 47.07, Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE: PXD ) which was up 6.66% to settle at 136.06 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) which gained 6.61% to close at 22.57.
The worst performers were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which was down 18.92% to 17.14 in late trade, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which lost 18.35% to settle at 15.440 and PulteGroup Inc (NYSE: PHM ) which was down 4.70% to 38.15 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Asta Funding Inc (NASDAQ: ASFI ) which rose 46.47% to 10.18, Wright Medical Group NV (NASDAQ: WMGI ) which was up 31.94% to settle at 29.04 and Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ: AGRX ) which gained 31.85% to close at 1.78.
The worst performers were iFresh Inc (NASDAQ: IFMK ) which was down 56.00% to 0.77 in late trade, AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AVEO ) which lost 36.68% to settle at 0.5665 and Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT ) which was down 35.47% to 1.910 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1775 to 1047 and 102 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1610 rose and 1015 declined, while 83 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.31% to 12.83.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 3.00 to $1508.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.09% or 0.05 to hit $56.58 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.73% or 0.45 to trade at $62.14 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1128, while USD/JPY rose 0.13% to 108.70.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 97.347.
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