U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.79%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.79%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.79%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 2.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 3.46% or 5.99 points to trade at 178.90 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 3.09% or 6.21 points to end at 207.10 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) was up 2.99% or 1.34 points to 46.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 5.33% or 22.53 points to trade at 400.01 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) added 0.36% or 0.50 points to end at 138.56 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) gained 0.37% or 0.73 points to 195.97.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which rose 6.97% to 161.14, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ALGN ) which was up 5.42% to settle at 243.36 and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which gained 5.21% to close at 48.63.

The worst performers were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) which was down 5.33% to 400.01 in late trade, Wyndham Destinations Inc (NYSE: WYND ) which lost 4.92% to settle at 42.36 and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) which was down 2.53% to 123.50 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS ) which rose 92.34% to 8.5400, Castor Maritime Inc (NASDAQ: CTRM ) which was up 73.08% to settle at 9.0000 and Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET ) which gained 68.48% to close at 0.25.

The worst performers were Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ: RVLT ) which was down 28.59% to 0.2785 in late trade, AquaBounty Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AQB ) which lost 26.18% to settle at 3.610 and Truett-Hurst Inc (NASDAQ: THST ) which was down 24.87% to 1.420 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2415 to 610 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2013 rose and 629 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 down 3.89% to 14.33.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.46% or 5.95 to $1293.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.41% or 0.79 to hit $56.86 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.45% or 0.95 to trade at $66.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1245, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 111.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 97.153.

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