U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.96%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.96%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.96%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.21%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which rose 3.28% or 1.54 points to trade at 48.50 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 2.45% or 1.09 points to end at 45.60 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 2.27% or 1.14 points to 51.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 0.44% or 1.08 points to trade at 244.61 in late trade. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) declined 0.22% or 0.28 points to end at 124.35 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) gained 0.04% or 0.06 points to 135.26.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: EL ) which rose 12.58% to 201.76, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which was up 7.03% to settle at 170.78 and Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which gained 6.50% to close at 112.41.

The worst performers were Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE: ADS ) which was down 1.54% to 136.55 in late trade, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which lost 1.45% to settle at 56.98 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which was down 1.42% to 8.66 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Miragen Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MGEN ) which rose 49.45% to 1.3600, Trovagene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV ) which was up 43.54% to settle at 3.000 and Industrial Services of America Inc (NASDAQ: IDSA ) which gained 43.84% to close at 1.050.

The worst performers were Plus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PSTV ) which was down 37.67% to 9.0000 in late trade, Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc (NASDAQ: DVCR ) which lost 12.93% to settle at 2.56 and SINTX Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SINT ) which was down 17.10% to 1.600 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2212 to 797 and 24 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1891 rose and 791 declined, while 69 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.61% to 16.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.16% or 17.70 to $1505.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.39% or 1.31 to hit $56.12 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $59.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1080, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 106.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 98.250.

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