U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.77%

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.77%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Technology and Financials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.77% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.98%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.94%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 3.93% or 5.19 points to trade at 137.16 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) added 3.42% or 5.94 points to end at 179.67 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) was up 2.18% or 4.54 points to 213.24 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 0.78% or 1.70 points to trade at 215.45 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) declined 0.67% or 0.57 points to end at 84.76 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was down 0.51% or 0.28 points to 54.51.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which rose 10.14% to 11.84, 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 2.98% 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 77.03% to 10.2500, Ameri Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:AMRH) which was up 60.35% to settle at 2.710 and GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GRNQ) which gained 53.91% to close at 1.9700.

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 47.89% to settle at 20.00 and Addex Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ:ADXN) which was down 40.47% to 14.40 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1683 to 1451 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1618 rose and 1413 declined, while 57 ended unchanged.

Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; up 3.93% or 5.19 to 137.16. Shares in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.42% or 5.94 to 179.67. Shares in Bit Digital Inc (NASDAQ:BTBT) rose to 52-week highs; up 77.03% or 4.4600 to 10.2500. Shares in Aprea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:APRE) fell to all time lows; down 77.72% or 19.50 to 5.59.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.23% to 21.48.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.31% or 5.75 to $1877.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.12% or 0.54 to hit $47.69 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.76% or 0.39 to trade at $50.95 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.2207, while USD/JPY rose 0.36% to 103.85.

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

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