U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.70%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.70%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.70%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.57%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), which rose 2.46% or 4.47 points to trade at 186.01 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 2.44% or 6.69 points to end at 280.72 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 1.97% or 3.56 points to 184.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ), which lost 3.14% or 1.63 points to trade at 50.28 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 2.15% or 3.46 points to end at 157.49 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 0.88% or 1.13 points to 127.94.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Moderna Inc (NASDAQ: MRNA ) which rose 7.18% to 150.41, Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH ) which was up 6.70% to settle at 82.48 and Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT ) which gained 6.31% to close at 323.49.

The worst performers were Charles River Laboratories (NYSE: CRL ) which was down 7.21% to 253.34 in late trade, Schlumberger NV (NYSE: SLB ) which lost 7.11% to settle at 38.69 and Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) which was down 6.26% to 35.33 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nkarta Inc (NASDAQ: NKTX ) which rose 140.93% to 18.72, Rubius Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RUBY ) which was up 40.60% to settle at 1.87 and Erytech Pharma SA ADR (NASDAQ: ERYP ) which gained 37.70% to close at 1.68.

The worst performers were Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CRXT ) which was down 56.17% to 0.79 in late trade, Eliem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ELYM ) which lost 55.76% to settle at 2.88 and Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ: TBLT ) which was down 44.87% to 14.57 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1722 to 1520 and 117 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2178 rose and 1715 declined, while 237 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.22% to 27.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.84% or 35.55 to $1,898.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 3.09% or 3.15 to hit $98.92 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 3.38% or 3.59 to trade at $102.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.76% to 1.07, while USD/JPY fell 0.38% to 128.07.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 101.75.

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