U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.73%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.73%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrials , Oil & Gas and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.73%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.58%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ), which rose 2.26% or 2.93 points to trade at 132.75 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 1.45% or 2.11 points to end at 147.75 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) was up 1.36% or 2.29 points to 171.23 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which lost 0.52% or 0.15 points to trade at 28.80 in late trade. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declined 0.24% or 0.23 points to end at 95.10 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shed 0.12% or 0.06 points to 50.07.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which rose 10.03% to 14.48, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which was up 6.26% to settle at 13.91 and Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR ) which gained 6.00% to close at 31.10.

The worst performers were Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS ) which was down 3.10% to 200.80 in late trade, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which lost 2.81% to settle at 100.29 and Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP ) which was down 2.25% to 16.07 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Tetralogic Phrm (NASDAQ: TLOG ) which rose 62.77% to 0.4997, StemCells Inc (NASDAQ: STEM ) which was up 49.60% to settle at 0.5670 and Lpath Inc (NASDAQ: LPTN ) which gained 43.75% to close at 2.9900.

The worst performers were Chromadex Corp (NASDAQ: CDXC ) which was down 42.97% to 2.8400 in late trade, Globeimmune (NASDAQ: GBIM ) which lost 30.91% to settle at 2.280 and Towerstream Corporation (NASDAQ: TWER ) which was down 21.90% to 0.1530 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2513 to 806 and 16 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1877 rose and 690 declined, while 62 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.74% to 18.49.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was down 0.17% or 2.25 to $1292.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.49% or 1.21 to hit $49.77 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.44% or 1.20 to trade at $50.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1306, while USD/JPY fell 0.29% to 103.88.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.62% at 93.72.

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