U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.34%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.34%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.34% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.91% or 9.55 points to trade at 337.55 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 1.77% or 3.10 points to end at 178.47 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.63% or 4.56 points to 284.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 1.50% or 2.20 points to trade at 144.68 in late trade. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) declined 1.08% or 0.67 points to end at 61.40 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) shed 1.05% or 1.26 points to 119.03.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA ) which rose 17.29% to 26.53, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ: ABMD ) which was up 4.63% to settle at 170.44 and TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which gained 3.46% to close at 21.22.

The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was down 4.09% to 11.01 in late trade, CarMax Inc (NYSE: KMX ) which lost 3.81% to settle at 89.18 and ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG ) which was down 2.99% to 34.02 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Intracellular Th (NASDAQ: ITCI ) which rose 193.49% to 36.51, Liminal BioSciences Inc (NASDAQ: LMNL ) which was up 84.46% to settle at 11.5100 and China Finance Online Co Limited (NASDAQ: JRJC ) which gained 78.35% to close at 1.000.

The worst performers were OUTLOOK THERAPEUTICS INC (NASDAQ: OTLK ) which was down 49.57% to 0.58 in late trade, Acasti Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: ACST ) which lost 24.04% to settle at 2.180 and Safe-T Group Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: SFET ) which was down 22.68% to 3.1700 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1490 to 1322 and 98 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1359 rose and 1296 declined, while 68 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.80% to 12.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.59% or 8.70 to $1489.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.31% or 0.19 to hit $60.63 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.39 to trade at $66.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1090, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 109.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.260.

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