U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 4.28%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 4.28%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.28% to hit a new 6-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 2.46%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which rose 22.50% or 21.76 points to trade at 118.45 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 16.85% or 26.58 points to end at 184.32 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 14.91% or 15.35 points to 118.31 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 3.72% or 10.58 points to trade at 273.66 in late trade. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) declined 2.65% or 3.79 points to end at 139.44 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 1.03% or 2.24 points to 214.32.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE: SLG ) which rose 38.52% to 60.70, Regency Centers Corporation (NASDAQ: REG ) which was up 37.36% to settle at 46.77 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which gained 36.25% to close at 18.83.

The worst performers were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which was down 28.07% to 236.59 in late trade, Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX ) which lost 8.85% to settle at 198.77 and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR ) which was down 8.59% to 184.32 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sundial Growers Inc (NASDAQ: SNDL ) which rose 59.88% to 0.40, Medalist Diversified Reit Inc (NASDAQ: MDRR ) which was up 49.44% to settle at 2.66 and Sotherly Hotels Inc (NASDAQ: SOHO ) which gained 50.96% to close at 2.37.

The worst performers were Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ARCT ) which was down 45.53% to 34.51 in late trade, Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ: ALT ) which lost 35.10% to settle at 8.080 and Humanigen Inc (NASDAQ: HGEN ) which was down 32.17% to 7.950 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2425 to 563 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2047 rose and 789 declined, while 39 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.55% to 23.73 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 4.27% or 83.30 to $1868.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 8.21% or 3.05 to hit $40.19 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 7.38% or 2.91 to trade at $42.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.35% to 1.1830, while USD/JPY rose 2.01% to 105.41.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 92.715.

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