U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.30%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.30%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.30% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.27% or 4.31 points to trade at 194.12 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) added 1.67% or 0.77 points to end at 46.80 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 1.38% or 1.46 points to 107.52 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ), which lost 3.13% or 4.14 points to trade at 128.01 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 2.03% or 4.18 points to end at 201.30 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 1.90% or 1.09 points to 56.15.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which rose 6.07% to 21.67, Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ: ADI ) which was up 5.82% to settle at 106.55 and LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB ) which gained 5.59% to close at 83.65.

The worst performers were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) which was down 5.26% to 152.79 in late trade, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY ) which lost 4.99% to settle at 76.80 and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which was down 4.95% to 24.18 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Provention Bio Inc (NASDAQ: PRVB ) which rose 217.01% to 13.79, Radio One Inc (NASDAQ: UONE ) which was up 50.26% to settle at 2.930 and Vuzix Corp Cmn Stk (NASDAQ: VUZI ) which gained 45.32% to close at 2.95.

The worst performers were Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: INSY ) which was down 51.45% to 0.64 in late trade, iFresh Inc (NASDAQ: IFMK ) which lost 25.69% to settle at 0.94 and FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL ) which was down 24.84% to 0.436 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1792 to 1193 and 95 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1722 rose and 971 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 2.21% to 15.94.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.06% or 14.25 to $1331.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.06% or 0.57 to hit $53.42 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $62.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1314, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 108.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.738.

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