U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.68% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.39%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 2.52% or 0.96 points to trade at 39.04 at the close. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) added 1.72% or 1.19 points to end at 70.42 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) was up 1.61% or 0.39 points to 24.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ), which lost 0.47% or 0.21 points to trade at 44.80 in late trade. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) declined 0.43% or 0.35 points to end at 81.63 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 0.26% or 0.13 points to 49.36.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR ) which rose 5.37% to 41.00, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which was up 4.38% to settle at 42.15 and Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC ) which gained 4.34% to close at 20.42.

The worst performers were Nordstrom Inc (NYSE: JWN ) which was down 6.30% to 44.18 in late trade, DENTSPLY International Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY ) which lost 5.82% to settle at 56.33 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which was down 4.26% to 20.89 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Endocyte Inc (NASDAQ: ECYT ) which rose 157.45% to 3.630, Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC ) which was up 42.48% to settle at 3.2200 and TDH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PETZ ) which gained 35.83% to close at 22.82.

The worst performers were Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ: AEMD ) which was down 37.66% to 0.960 in late trade, CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE ) which lost 27.08% to settle at 11.85 and Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB ) which was down 23.32% to 12.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1993 to 1093 and 128 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1812 rose and 722 declined, while 109 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.42% to 9.47.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.78% or 10.07 to $1274.73 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.17% or 1.12 to hit $50.55 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.30% or 0.74 to trade at $56.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.69% to 1.1736, while USD/JPY rose 0.20% to 112.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 93.46.

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