U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.68%

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

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.68% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.64%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 3.34% or 12.78 points to trade at 395.33 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) added 3.32% or 1.71 points to end at 53.21 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 3.25% or 6.54 points to 207.86 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which lost 1.53% or 6.37 points to trade at 408.64 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) declined 1.20% or 2.00 points to end at 164.67 and Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) shed 0.82% or 1.71 points to 206.80.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) which rose 13.53% to 1199.78, Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ:DISCA) which was up 7.60% to settle at 25.33 and Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ:DISCK) which gained 7.38% to close at 24.59.

The worst performers were Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) which was down 7.45% to 235.05 in late trade, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) which lost 7.31% to settle at 333.12 and Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH) which was down 5.71% to 487.79 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Genprex Inc (NASDAQ:GNPX) which rose 167.18% to 3.500, Immix Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:IMMX) which was up 62.36% to settle at 5.78 and Creative Medical Technology Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CELZ) which gained 44.80% to close at 3.20.

The worst performers were Jowell Global Ltd. (NASDAQ:JWEL) which was down 59.21% to 8.790 in late trade, Ucloudlink Group Inc (NASDAQ:UCL) which lost 42.34% to settle at 3.80 and Applied Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:APLT) which was down 30.50% to 6.22 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1966 to 1332 and 108 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2812 rose and 1087 declined, while 151 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.60% to 16.60 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.49% or 27.30 to $1801.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.09% or 0.82 to hit $76.03 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $78.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1295, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 115.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 96.222.