U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.26%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.26%
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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 gained 0.26% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 3.70% or 7.65 points to trade at 214.68 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 2.61% or 1.46 points to end at 57.43 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) was up 2.05% or 5.04 points to 250.59 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 1.40% or 5.20 points to trade at 366.54 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 1.37% or 6.30 points to end at 454.18 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shed 0.60% or 0.90 points to 148.90.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Franklin Resources Inc (NYSE: BEN ) which rose 11.62% to 35.15, Affiliated Managers Group Inc (NYSE: AMG ) which was up 10.73% to settle at 185.89 and Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG ) which gained 9.04% to close at 39.79.

The worst performers were Aon PLC (NYSE: AON ) which was down 4.09% to 306.85 in late trade, L3Harris Technologies Inc (NYSE: LHX ) which lost 3.94% to settle at 221.46 and Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT ) which was down 3.60% to 324.24 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ABVC Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ABVC ) which rose 131.10% to 5.87, Better Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: BTTX ) which was up 81.51% to settle at 16.88 and Muscle Maker Inc (NASDAQ: GRIL ) which gained 50.45% to close at 1.6700.

The worst performers were Nextplay Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: NXTP ) which was down 30.20% to 1.375 in late trade, Centessa Pharmaceuticals PLC ADR (NASDAQ: CNTA ) which lost 18.46% to settle at 14.03 and Bit Digital Inc (NASDAQ: BTBT ) which was down 17.09% to 11.815 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2422 to 825 and 129 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2774 rose and 844 declined, while 167 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.92% to 16.41.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.60% or 10.75 to $1794.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.48% or 0.40 to hit $83.97 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.99% or 0.83 to trade at $84.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.39% to 1.1607, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 114.01.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.877.

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