U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.27%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.27%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.27% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.71%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which rose 2.31% or 7.02 points to trade at 310.70 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) added 2.01% or 4.25 points to end at 215.28 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 1.78% or 2.55 points to 146.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 1.75% or 2.96 points to trade at 166.35 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 0.91% or 0.59 points to end at 64.11 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 0.74% or 1.05 points to 140.87.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which rose 8.03% to 1,091.84, Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which was up 5.49% to settle at 19.40 and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which gained 4.70% to close at 138.54.

The worst performers were Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ: DISCA ) which was down 6.47% to 25.58 in late trade, Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ: DISCK ) which lost 6.15% to settle at 25.63 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which was down 4.72% to 67.97 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: HYMC ) which rose 81.25% to 2.32, DatChat Inc (NASDAQ: DATS ) which was up 61.45% to settle at 2.68 and Newegg Commerce Inc (NASDAQ: NEGG ) which gained 43.41% to close at 7.40.

The worst performers were Clever Leaves Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CLVR ) which was down 50.26% to 1.91 in late trade, Neuroone Medical Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: NMTC ) which lost 46.85% to settle at 1.18 and Amylyx Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AMLX ) which was down 35.96% to 16.01 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1718 to 1497 and 138 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2051 fell and 1843 advanced, while 199 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.67% to 19.63 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.64% or 32.10 to $1,922.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 9.17% or 10.45 to hit $103.45 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 9.01% or 10.58 to trade at $106.79 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.07% to 1.10, while USD/JPY rose 1.46% to 123.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 99.08.

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