U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.24%

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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 added 0.24%, while the index gained 0.35%, and the index gained 0.56%.

The best performers of the session on the were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:), which rose 1.12% or 2.25 points to trade at 202.33 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) added 1.02% or 2.37 points to end at 233.95 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:) was up 0.86% or 0.51 points to 59.59 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which fell 0.58% or 0.85 points to trade at 145.65 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:) declined 0.43% or 0.54 points to end at 124.06 and Dow Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.40% or 0.21 points to 52.21.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.33% to 179.04, Gap Inc (NYSE:) which was up 4.82% to settle at 18.28 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) which gained 4.38% to close at 173.45.

The worst performers were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which was down 6.45% to 20.44 in late trade, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:) which lost 4.67% to settle at 18.370 and L Brands Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.71% to 18.16 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 210.30% to 2.60, Zion Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 138.31% to settle at 0.520 and Pareteum Corp (NASDAQ:) which gained 67.15% to close at 0.765.

The worst performers were Inpixon (NASDAQ:) which was down 55.19% to 0.2039 in late trade, Stellar Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 21.30% to settle at 3.140 and Pensare Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.22% to 8.80 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1518 to 1271 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1443 rose and 1211 declined, while 73 ended unchanged.

Shares in Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.38% or 7.28 to 173.45. Shares in Stellar Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 21.30% or 0.850 to 3.140.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.21% to 13.85.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.98% or 15.25 to $1567.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.33% or 0.21 to hit $62.84 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.14 to trade at $68.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1195, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 108.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.312.

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