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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.30%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.81%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 3.11% or 6.60 points to trade at 218.85 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) added 2.37% or 4.13 points to end at 178.44 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) was up 2.27% or 1.09 points to 49.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 1.85% or 3.43 points to trade at 181.82 in late trade. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) declined 1.05% or 0.46 points to end at 43.40 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 0.97% or 2.42 points to 246.83.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) which rose 27.12% to 49.97, Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which was up 7.18% to settle at 136.17 and Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) which gained 5.61% to close at 1,145.45.

The worst performers were Baxter International Inc (NYSE: BAX ) which was down 3.96% to 75.47 in late trade, ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ: ABMD ) which lost 3.82% to settle at 325.70 and Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) which was down 3.72% to 88.09 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Gbs (NASDAQ: GBS ) which rose 67.95% to 1.31, Aterian Inc (NASDAQ: ATER ) which was up 46.78% to settle at 3.42 and IO Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: IOBT ) which gained 33.16% to close at 7.55.

The worst performers were Curis Inc (NASDAQ: CRIS ) which was down 33.33% to 1.62 in late trade, GWG Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: GWGH ) which lost 20.97% to settle at 4.22 and Snow Lake Resources Ltd (NASDAQ: LITM ) which was down 19.32% to 8.10 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1784 to 1454 and 136 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2460 rose and 1472 declined, while 191 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.40% to 18.57 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.47% or 9.00 to $1,932.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 4.46% or 4.43 to hit $103.70 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 3.45% or 3.60 to trade at $107.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.74% to 1.10, while USD/JPY rose 0.21% to 122.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 98.96.

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