U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.15%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.15%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.15%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.85%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.47% or 4.02 points to trade at 167.05 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 2.19% or 2.35 points to end at 109.65 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 1.93% or 6.12 points to 322.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ), which added 0.03% or 0.02 points to trade at 68.19 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 0.13% or 0.14 points to end at 108.79 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) gained 0.32% or 0.15 points to 47.35.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which rose 4.52% to 267.66, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was up 3.59% to settle at 18.46 and Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY ) which gained 3.16% to close at 52.96.

The worst performers were Perrigo Co (NYSE: PRGO ) which was down 2.93% to 38.75 in late trade, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which lost 2.61% to settle at 22.35 and Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE: D ) which was down 2.46% to 71.46 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were China Ceramics Co Ltd (NASDAQ: CCCL ) which rose 91.01% to 1.5300, Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT ) which was up 52.03% to settle at 2.250 and Avinger Inc (NASDAQ: AVGR ) which gained 42.86% to close at 0.30.

The worst performers were National American University (NASDAQ: NAUH ) which was down 21.74% to 0.180 in late trade, Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ: PULM ) which lost 20.76% to settle at 0.240 and Bridgeline Digital Inc (NASDAQ: BLIN ) which was down 18.52% to 0.2310 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2154 to 936 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1709 rose and 960 declined, while 67 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 10.30% to 25.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.12% or 1.60 to $1284.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.13% or 0.51 to hit $45.84 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 0.95 to trade at $54.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1445, while USD/JPY fell 0.62% to 109.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.700.

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