U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.78%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.78%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.78%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.59%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 2.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 5.05% or 9.96 points to trade at 207.36 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 3.93% or 7.10 points to end at 187.91 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) was up 2.81% or 1.18 points to 43.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which lost 0.27% or 0.32 points to trade at 118.89 in late trade. Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to end at 34.51 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) gained 0.29% or 0.26 points to 88.57.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which rose 10.87% to 12.75, Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which was up 8.57% to settle at 14.19 and Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG ) which gained 7.38% to close at 25.17.

The worst performers were ONEOK Inc (NYSE: OKE ) which was down 12.01% to 28.29 in late trade, Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE: D ) which lost 11.01% to settle at 73.59 and DXC Technology Co (NYSE: DXC ) which was down 5.33% to 15.29 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Unum Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: UMRX ) which rose 394.60% to 2.2000, CBAK Energy Technology Inc (NASDAQ: CBAT ) which was up 66.06% to settle at 1.3300 and Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp (NASDAQ: SOLO ) which gained 64.54% to close at 5.150.

The worst performers were BELLUS Health Inc (NASDAQ: BLU ) which was down 71.71% to 3.40 in late trade, Endologix Inc (NASDAQ: ELGX ) which lost 67.10% to settle at 0.253 and ObsEva SA (NASDAQ: OBSV ) which was down 47.24% to 3.25 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2019 to 855 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1710 rose and 996 declined, while 51 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.94% to 27.94.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.22% or 3.95 to $1793.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.15% or 0.06 to hit $40.59 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.05 to trade at $43.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1307, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 107.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.58% at 96.735.

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