U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.18%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.18%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.18% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 1.53% or 2.59 points to trade at 172.01 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 1.44% or 5.27 points to end at 371.26 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 1.16% or 1.72 points to 150.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which lost 2.55% or 4.77 points to trade at 182.31 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) declined 0.77% or 1.61 points to end at 207.63 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 0.66% or 0.35 points to 52.58.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which rose 12.66% to 1024.86, Nucor Corp (NYSE: NUE ) which was up 6.93% to settle at 109.42 and Coterra Energy Inc (NYSE: CTRA ) which gained 5.97% to close at 22.56.

The worst performers were Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL ) which was down 5.13% to 87.48 in late trade, Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ: HSIC ) which lost 4.61% to settle at 76.21 and HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE: HCA ) which was down 4.46% to 241.81 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ: REDU ) which rose 79.73% to 1.490, GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GRNQ ) which was up 72.94% to settle at 1.4700 and PAE Inc (NASDAQ: PAE ) which gained 67.46% to close at 9.880.

The worst performers were Erytech Pharma SA ADR (NASDAQ: ERYP ) which was down 39.96% to 3.290 in late trade, Eyenovia Inc (NASDAQ: EYEN ) which lost 38.91% to settle at 4.020 and SG Blocks Inc (NASDAQ: SGBX ) which was down 23.96% to 3.650 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2056 to 1217 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2303 rose and 1429 declined, while 160 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.23% to 15.24.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.66% or 11.80 to $1808.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.20% or 0.17 to hit $83.59 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.45% or 0.38 to trade at $85.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1611, while USD/JPY rose 0.23% to 113.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 93.812.

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