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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.18%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.18% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.47%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), which rose 1.53% or 2.59 points to trade at 172.01 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) added 1.44% or 5.27 points to end at 371.26 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was up 1.16% or 1.72 points to 150.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which lost 2.55% or 4.77 points to trade at 182.31 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) declined 0.77% or 1.61 points to end at 207.63 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) shed 0.66% or 0.35 points to 52.58.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) which rose 12.66% to 1024.86, Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE) which was up 6.93% to settle at 109.42 and Coterra Energy Inc (NYSE:CTRA) which gained 5.97% to close at 22.56.

The worst performers were Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) which was down 5.13% to 87.48 in late trade, Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) which lost 4.61% to settle at 76.21 and HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) which was down 4.46% to 241.81 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ:REDU) which rose 79.73% to 1.490, GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GRNQ) which was up 72.94% to settle at 1.4700 and PAE Inc (NASDAQ:PAE) which gained 67.46% to close at 9.880.

The worst performers were Erytech Pharma SA ADR (NASDAQ:ERYP) which was down 39.96% to 3.290 in late trade, Eyenovia Inc (NASDAQ:EYEN) which lost 38.91% to settle at 4.020 and SG Blocks Inc (NASDAQ:SGBX) which was down 23.96% to 3.650 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2056 to 1217 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2303 rose and 1429 declined, while 160 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.23% to 15.24.

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