U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.61%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.61%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.61%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 3.18% or 6.76 points to trade at 219.43 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 2.59% or 2.44 points to end at 96.74 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) was up 2.35% or 1.22 points to 53.23 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 1.00% or 4.31 points to trade at 425.40 in late trade. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) declined 0.67% or 1.02 points to end at 150.43 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) shed 0.60% or 0.96 points to 159.88.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which rose 7.53% to 17.28, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which was up 6.92% to settle at 23.47 and Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which gained 6.42% to close at 153.53.

The worst performers were Cboe Global Markets Inc (NYSE: CBOE ) which was down 2.74% to 126.20 in late trade, Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL ) which lost 2.42% to settle at 38.38 and Xcel Energy Inc (NASDAQ: XEL ) which was down 2.28% to 69.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Trillium Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TRIL ) which rose 188.34% to 17.560, Vivos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VVOS ) which was up 53.39% to settle at 5.890 and Canoo Inc (NASDAQ: GOEV ) which gained 31.64% to close at 7.780.

The worst performers were Regencell Bioscience Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: RGC ) which was down 28.50% to 13.70 in late trade, Marketwise Inc (NASDAQ: MKTW ) which lost 17.18% to settle at 6.750 and Flora Growth Corp (NASDAQ: FLGC ) which was down 13.96% to 10.910 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2298 to 982 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2707 rose and 907 declined, while 131 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.60% to 17.15.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.29% or 23.00 to $1807.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 5.31% or 3.30 to hit $65.44 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 5.22% or 3.38 to trade at $68.13 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1744, while USD/JPY fell 0.10% to 109.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 93.013.

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