U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.96% By Investing.com

© Reuters.  U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.96%
© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.96%

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 gained 0.96%, while the index gained 1.71%, and the index added 2.59%.

The best performers of the session on the were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 3.81% or 8.83 points to trade at 240.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:) added 2.69% or 1.50 points to end at 57.01 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:) was up 2.54% or 4.90 points to 198.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 1.71% or 0.86 points to trade at 49.39 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.77% or 1.08 points to end at 139.41 and 3M Company (NYSE:) was down 0.61% or 1.07 points to 174.59.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:) which rose 15.37% to 129.65, Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 9.12% to settle at 184.69 and Xerox Corp (NYSE:) which gained 8.37% to close at 22.79.

The worst performers were Macerich Company (NYSE:) which was down 10.83% to 14.00 in late trade, Dupont De Nemours Inc (NYSE:) which lost 8.21% to settle at 72.93 and Lumen Technologies Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.15% to 11.99 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 70.05% to 10.73, Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:) which was up 52.54% to settle at 2.7000 and Viela Bio Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 52.54% to close at 52.90.

The worst performers were Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 42.94% to 36.520 in late trade, Mingzhu Logistics Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:) which lost 35.74% to settle at 22.71 and Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.94% to 7.44 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2528 to 604 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2352 rose and 743 declined, while 49 ended unchanged.

Shares in Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 9.12% or 15.44 to 184.69. Shares in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 3.81% or 8.83 to 240.79. Shares in Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 52.54% or 0.9300 to 2.7000.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.76% to 29.86.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.72% or 13.35 to $1863.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.82% or 1.47 to hit $53.67 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.64% or 1.45 to trade at $56.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.58% to 1.2065, while USD/JPY rose 0.25% to 104.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 90.998.

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