U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.01%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.01%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.01% to hit a new 6-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.77%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.91%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 3.19% or 7.49 points to trade at 242.60 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 2.77% or 3.83 points to end at 142.04 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) was up 2.31% or 1.60 points to 70.81 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which lost 1.93% or 0.82 points to trade at 41.58 in late trade. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) declined 0.43% or 0.41 points to end at 94.54 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.10% or 0.13 points to 134.92.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which rose 5.34% to 25.260, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM ) which was up 4.83% to settle at 37.69 and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU ) which gained 4.69% to close at 119.04.

The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which was down 5.30% to 58.43 in late trade, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE: CMG ) which lost 4.82% to settle at 495.60 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which was down 4.07% to 20.62 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ATA Inc (NASDAQ: ATAI ) which rose 179.17% to 2.010, Egalet Corp (NASDAQ: EGLT ) which was up 35.59% to settle at 0.40 and AGM Group Holdings Inc Class A (NASDAQ: AGMH ) which gained 27.64% to close at 24.01.

The worst performers were Eidos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: EIDX ) which was down 31.09% to 13.94 in late trade, Fuling Global Inc (NASDAQ: FORK ) which lost 12.50% to settle at 2.450 and Alliance MMA Inc (NASDAQ: AMMA ) which was down 13.33% to 0.36 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1848 to 1180 and 143 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1375 rose and 1195 declined, while 156 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.25% to 12.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.31% or 3.80 to $1217.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.32% or 0.22 to hit $68.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.48 to trade at $76.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.50% to 1.1681, while USD/JPY fell 0.17% to 111.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 94.66.

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