U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.51%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.51%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.51%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 4.81% or 4.87 points to trade at 106.06 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 4.52% or 6.65 points to end at 153.65 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 4.31% or 3.91 points to 94.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 1.12% or 1.33 points to trade at 117.45 in late trade. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) declined 0.88% or 1.14 points to end at 128.30 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.37% or 0.57 points to 154.29.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which rose 17.72% to 18.60, PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH ) which was up 15.18% to settle at 47.64 and Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which gained 13.81% to close at 9.15.

The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was down 13.24% to 5.44 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which lost 4.24% to settle at 7.68 and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: REGN ) which was down 3.30% to 547.52 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ: NAKD ) which rose 60.76% to 0.780, Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: YTEN ) which was up 53.59% to settle at 7.91 and Destination XL Group Inc (NASDAQ: DXLG ) which gained 46.63% to close at 0.414.

The worst performers were Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM ) which was down 49.03% to 2.105 in late trade, Emmis Communications Corp (NASDAQ: EMMS ) which lost 26.37% to settle at 1.34 and Mesoblast Ltd (NASDAQ: MESO ) which was down 24.98% to 11.59 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2260 to 641 and 45 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2116 rose and 536 declined, while 68 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.35% to 33.29 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.66% or 11.40 to $1724.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 23.79% or 4.03 to hit $12.91 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $23.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.0830, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 107.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 100.105.

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