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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.30% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.05%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 2.27% or 4.31 points to trade at 194.12 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) added 1.67% or 0.77 points to end at 46.80 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was up 1.38% or 1.46 points to 107.52 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), which fell 3.13% or 4.14 points to trade at 128.01 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) declined 2.03% or 4.18 points to end at 201.30 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was down 1.90% or 1.09 points to 56.15.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) which rose 6.07% to 21.67, Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI) which was up 5.82% to settle at 106.55 and LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) which gained 5.59% to close at 83.65.

The worst performers were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) which was down 5.26% to 152.79 in late trade, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) which lost 4.99% to settle at 76.80 and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) which was down 4.95% to 24.18 at the close.


The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Provention Bio Inc (NASDAQ:PRVB) which rose 217.01% to 13.79, Radio One Inc (NASDAQ:UONE) which was up 50.26% to settle at 2.930 and Vuzix Corp Cmn Stk (NASDAQ:VUZI) which gained 45.32% to close at 2.95.

The worst performers were Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:INSY) which was down 51.45% to 0.64 in late trade, iFresh Inc (NASDAQ:IFMK) which lost 25.69% to settle at 0.94 and FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FCEL) which was down 24.84% to 0.436 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1792 to 1193 and 95 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1722 rose and 971 declined, while 68 ended unchanged.

Shares in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.38% or 1.46 to 107.52. Shares in Provention Bio Inc (NASDAQ:PRVB) rose to all time highs; gaining 217.01% or 9.44 to 13.79. Shares in Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:INSY) fell to all time lows; falling 51.45% or 0.67 to 0.64. Shares in FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FCEL) fell to all time lows; down 24.84% or 0.144 to 0.436.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.21% to 15.94.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.06% or 14.25 to $1331.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.06% or 0.57 to hit $53.42 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $62.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1314, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 108.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.738.


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