U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.89%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.89%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.89%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.72%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which rose 5.62% or 11.53 points to trade at 216.54 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 2.87% or 2.30 points to end at 82.54 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 2.70% or 4.27 points to 162.27 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 2.36% or 0.97 points to trade at 40.09 in late trade. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) declined 1.99% or 0.94 points to end at 46.30 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) shed 0.83% or 1.10 points to 131.78.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE: VAR ) which rose 22.04% to 174.17, McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK ) which was up 6.49% to settle at 159.90 and Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE: CAH ) which gained 6.26% to close at 58.04.

The worst performers were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which was down 8.08% to 9.67 in late trade, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which lost 7.38% to settle at 8.79 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL ) which was down 7.32% to 27.24 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA ) which rose 88.67% to 3.830, Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: GRIN ) which was up 68.75% to settle at 5.40 and Moxian Inc (NASDAQ: MOXC ) which gained 65.17% to close at 1.470.

The worst performers were Tiziana Life Sciences PLC ADR (NASDAQ: TLSA ) which was down 21.60% to 5.480 in late trade, 360 Finance Inc (NASDAQ: QFIN ) which lost 19.19% to settle at 11.20 and Vislink Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: VISL ) which was down 17.61% to 2.5700 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1989 to 1093 and 59 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2002 rose and 805 declined, while 46 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.74% to 24.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for October delivery was up 0.39% or 7.75 to $1981.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.19% or 0.48 to hit $40.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $43.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1759, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 106.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 93.493.

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