U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.29%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.29%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.29%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.28%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 4.21% or 14.71 points to trade at 363.81 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) added 3.83% or 6.22 points to end at 168.83 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) was up 2.13% or 3.05 points to 146.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which lost 1.98% or 4.08 points to trade at 201.85 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 1.44% or 1.15 points to end at 78.83 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 1.15% or 1.90 points to 162.97.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS ) which rose 7.94% to 17.12, Bath Body Works Inc (NYSE: BBWI ) which was up 5.90% to settle at 56.18 and Generac Holdlings Inc (NYSE: GNRC ) which gained 5.49% to close at 286.05.

The worst performers were Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY ) which was down 3.73% to 314.17 in late trade, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH ) which lost 2.93% to settle at 30.83 and Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: EA ) which was down 2.74% to 135.20 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ: PIXY ) which rose 38.71% to 1.720, Greenwich Lifesciences Inc (NASDAQ: GLSI ) which was up 26.99% to settle at 20.70 and Bt Brands Inc (NASDAQ: BTBD ) which gained 25.61% to close at 3.10.

The worst performers were Yoshitsu Co Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: TKLF ) which was down 84.11% to 4.69 in late trade, ReTo Eco-Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: RETO ) which lost 54.89% to settle at 0.7850 and Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: PT ) which was down 52.66% to 0.6580 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1821 to 1517 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2076 rose and 1916 declined, while 162 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.64% to 29.90 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.64% or 11.70 to $1843.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.21% or 1.03 to hit $84.11 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $86.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1325, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 113.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 95.885.

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