U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.62%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.62%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.62%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.83%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE: RTX ), which rose 2.57% or 1.68 points to trade at 67.05 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 2.25% or 4.53 points to end at 206.31 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 2.23% or 2.27 points to 103.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which lost 2.99% or 2.28 points to trade at 74.02 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 1.26% or 1.16 points to end at 91.23 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) shed 1.16% or 0.39 points to 33.36.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ViacomCBS Inc (NASDAQ: VIAC ) which rose 8.69% to 24.89, Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN ) which was up 7.17% to settle at 63.50 and ONEOK Inc (NYSE: OKE ) which gained 6.89% to close at 36.44.

The worst performers were Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which was down 3.34% to 19.40 in late trade, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) which lost 2.99% to settle at 74.02 and Corteva Inc (NYSE: CTVA ) which was down 2.80% to 26.77 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Urban One Inc Bats (NASDAQ: UONE ) which rose 255.43% to 6.540, Stellar Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ: EDSA ) which was up 100.00% to settle at 5.80 and China HGS Real Estate Inc (NASDAQ: HGSH ) which gained 72.00% to close at 1.2900.

The worst performers were Dragon Victory International Ltd (NASDAQ: LYL ) which was down 19.35% to 1.250 in late trade, Arts-Way Manufacturing Co Inc (NASDAQ: ARTW ) which lost 16.72% to settle at 2.540 and Extraction Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: XOG ) which was down 16.68% to 0.533 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1913 to 952 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1966 rose and 725 declined, while 50 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.68% to 34.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.32% or 5.50 to $1731.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.29% or 0.83 to hit $37.09 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.01 to trade at $39.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1322, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 107.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.73% at 96.615.

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