U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.78%

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.78%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.78% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.97%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 3.94% or 5.20 points to trade at 137.16 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 3.38% or 5.88 points to end at 179.61 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) was up 2.19% or 4.56 points to 213.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 0.81% or 1.75 points to trade at 215.40 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 0.69% or 0.59 points to end at 84.74 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) shed 0.53% or 0.29 points to 54.50.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which rose 10.05% to 11.83, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which was up 5.58% to settle at 27.45 and DXC Technology Co (NYSE: DXC ) which gained 5.50% to close at 24.16.

The worst performers were Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR ) which was down 4.04% to 185.40 in late trade, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) which lost 3.01% to settle at 16.43 and Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN ) which was down 2.83% to 78.15 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bit Digital Inc (NASDAQ: BTBT ) which rose 76.34% to 10.2100, Ameri Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: AMRH ) which was up 57.99% to settle at 2.670 and GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GRNQ ) which gained 54.69% to close at 1.9800.

The worst performers were Aprea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: APRE ) which was down 77.72% to 5.59 in late trade, Air T Inc (NASDAQ: AIRT ) which lost 45.70% to settle at 20.84 and Addex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: ADXN ) which was down 40.47% to 14.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1684 to 1448 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1616 rose and 1416 declined, while 56 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.28% to 21.47.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.31% or 5.85 to $1877.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.10% or 0.53 to hit $47.70 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.78% or 0.40 to trade at $50.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.2207, while USD/JPY rose 0.35% to 103.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 90.293.

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