U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.53%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.53%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.53% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.46%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 4.85% or 8.79 points to trade at 189.95 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 2.96% or 2.65 points to end at 91.91 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 2.18% or 6.39 points to 299.89 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 1.44% or 2.09 points to trade at 143.02 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 1.39% or 1.05 points to end at 74.75 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) shed 1.21% or 2.53 points to 206.24.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Affiliated Managers Group Inc (NYSE: AMG ) which rose 15.61% to 129.96, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which was up 13.10% to settle at 8.98 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which gained 12.46% to close at 25.37.

The worst performers were Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ: HAS ) which was down 4.50% to 92.90 in late trade, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ALGN ) which lost 3.61% to settle at 598.08 and Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE: CAH ) which was down 2.86% to 52.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Ocugen, Inc (NASDAQ: OCGN ) which rose 186.48% to 15.0400, Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp Class A (NASDAQ: ARYA ) which was up 112.14% to settle at 23.78 and AEterna Zentaris Inc (NASDAQ: AEZS ) which gained 113.51% to close at 2.370.

The worst performers were Davidstea Inc (NASDAQ: DTEA ) which was down 16.60% to 4.420 in late trade, Erytech Pharma SA ADR (NASDAQ: ERYP ) which lost 16.26% to settle at 9.69 and Wah Fu Education Group Ltd (NASDAQ: WAFU ) which was down 11.79% to 6.660 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2177 to 815 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2357 rose and 764 declined, while 44 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.11% to 21.52.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.24% or 22.45 to $1835.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.88% or 1.07 to hit $57.92 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.63% or 0.97 to trade at $60.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.2054, while USD/JPY fell 0.16% to 105.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 90.912.

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