U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.67%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.67%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.67%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.16%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 5.54% or 2.52 points to trade at 48.01 at the close. Honeywell International Inc (NYSE: HON ) added 5.40% or 8.90 points to end at 173.85 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 5.02% or 1.71 points to 35.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 0.61% or 0.66 points to trade at 108.20 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) declined 0.44% or 0.89 points to end at 201.58 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 0.46% or 0.56 points to 120.69.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE: MHK ) which rose 10.49% to 114.01, National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which was up 9.40% to settle at 9.19 and Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FANG ) which gained 7.97% to close at 28.03.

The worst performers were Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which was down 4.81% to 39.37 in late trade, Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ: CHTR ) which lost 3.28% to settle at 584.01 and Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which was down 3.24% to 20.60 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Endurance International Group Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: EIGI ) which rose 61.45% to 9.38, Digital Ally Inc (NASDAQ: DGLY ) which was up 37.55% to settle at 3.150 and DBV Technologies (NASDAQ: DBVT ) which gained 27.27% to close at 1.82.

The worst performers were Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: MICT ) which was down 41.99% to 1.810 in late trade, Liquidia Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: LQDA ) which lost 29.00% to settle at 3.28 and Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: TTNP ) which was down 22.67% to 0.1085 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2227 to 671 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1706 rose and 1005 declined, while 90 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.21% to 37.18.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.83% or 15.60 to $1895.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 3.32% or 1.19 to hit $36.98 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 3.22% or 1.22 to trade at $39.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1636, while USD/JPY rose 0.15% to 104.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 94.108.

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