U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.27%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.27%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrials , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.27% to hit a new 3-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 1.16%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which rose 3.51% or 4.76 points to trade at 140.25 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 3.37% or 3.41 points to end at 104.64 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) was up 3.34% or 4.30 points to 133.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ), which lost 0.80% or 1.51 points to trade at 188.39 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 0.70% or 1.72 points to end at 245.54 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.58% or 0.81 points to 138.98.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which rose 8.40% to 129.34, IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP ) which was up 6.79% to settle at 162.09 and BorgWarner Inc (NYSE: BWA ) which gained 5.49% to close at 40.52.

The worst performers were Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST ) which was down 2.38% to 53.28 in late trade, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K ) which lost 2.37% to settle at 56.02 and American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT ) which was down 2.31% to 192.51 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ: PULM ) which rose 81.89% to 2.310, CM Seven Star Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: CMSS ) which was up 41.45% to settle at 10.34 and AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AVEO ) which gained 35.35% to close at 1.1100.

The worst performers were Comscore Inc (NASDAQ: SCOR ) which was down 29.68% to 14.24 in late trade, Adomani Inc (NASDAQ: ADOM ) which lost 16.27% to settle at 0.32 and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (NASDAQ: SHOS ) which was down 13.18% to 1.91 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2262 to 761 and 75 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1764 rose and 875 declined, while 82 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.26% to 13.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.49% or 6.30 to $1292.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.71% or 1.63 to hit $61.77 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $69.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1200, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 111.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.817.

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