U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.36%

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

At the close in NYSE, the rose 0.36%, while the index gained 0.50%, and the index climbed 0.75%.

The best performers of the session on the were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.35% or 5.15 points to trade at 223.97 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:) added 1.74% or 1.61 points to end at 93.92 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 1.65% or 0.90 points to 55.31 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:), which fell 1.22% or 0.87 points to trade at 70.61 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) declined 1.14% or 1.99 points to end at 172.01 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.83% or 1.74 points to 207.23.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:) which rose 3.60% to 18.40, L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which was up 3.43% to settle at 19.59 and Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 2.98% to close at 124.37.

The worst performers were National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.81% to 21.20 in late trade, Baker Hughes A Ge Company LLC (NYSE:) which lost 3.49% to settle at 23.20 and Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:) which was down 2.68% to 60.75 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 73.91% to 0.20, Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 38.43% to settle at 27.95 and Enochian Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 29.41% to close at 5.500.

The worst performers were Motif Bio PLC (NASDAQ:) which was down 38.46% to 0.36 in late trade, G1 Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 32.94% to settle at 22.78 and Adamas Pharma (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.26% to 5.12 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1657 to 1225 and 87 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1395 rose and 1234 declined, while 87 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nike Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 1.74% or 1.61 to 93.92. Shares in Motif Bio PLC (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 38.46% or 0.23 to 0.36. Shares in Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 38.43% or 7.76 to 27.95.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.69% to 16.24.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.85% or 27.85 to $1478.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 3.06% or 1.71 to hit $54.20 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.04 to trade at $59.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.0898, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 99.040.

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