U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.36%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.36%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Consumer Goods and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.36% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.35%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 4.20% or 7.43 points to trade at 184.47 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 2.35% or 8.74 points to end at 380.50 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 1.64% or 2.55 points to 158.32 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which lost 0.91% or 0.49 points to trade at 53.25 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 0.89% or 2.18 points to end at 242.88 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 0.59% or 1.41 points to 238.18.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which rose 6.83% to 187.50, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which was up 4.35% to settle at 685.50 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) which gained 4.20% to close at 184.47.

The worst performers were HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ ) which was down 2.76% to 29.21 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which lost 2.70% to settle at 37.84 and Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which was down 2.54% to 349.06 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ: MDIA ) which rose 311.86% to 17.010, State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STFC ) which was up 191.43% to settle at 50.30 and SGOCO Group Ltd (NASDAQ: SGOC ) which gained 103.58% to close at 19.930.

The worst performers were Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ: TBLT ) which was down 33.01% to 0.7034 in late trade, UTStarcom Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: UTSI ) which lost 20.41% to settle at 1.5600 and Newegg Commerce Inc (NASDAQ: NEGG ) which was down 19.13% to 37.76 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1798 to 1371 and 128 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1763 fell and 1725 advanced, while 133 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.06% to 16.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.25% or 4.45 to $1806.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.56% or 0.42 to hit $74.14 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.42% or 0.32 to trade at $75.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1861, while USD/JPY rose 0.20% to 110.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.237.

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