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 0.89%, while the index gained 0.72%, and the index climbed 1.47%.
The best performers of the session on the were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 5.62% or 11.53 points to trade at 216.54 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) added 2.87% or 2.30 points to end at 82.54 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was up 2.70% or 4.27 points to 162.27 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dow Inc (NYSE:), which fell 2.36% or 0.97 points to trade at 40.09 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) declined 1.99% or 0.94 points to end at 46.30 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.83% or 1.10 points to 131.78.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE:) which rose 22.04% to 174.17, McKesson Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 6.49% to settle at 159.90 and Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:) which gained 6.26% to close at 58.04.
The worst performers were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which was down 8.08% to 9.67 in late trade, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:) which lost 7.38% to settle at 8.79 and Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:) which was down 7.32% to 27.24 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 88.67% to 3.830, Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 68.75% to settle at 5.40 and Moxian Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 65.17% to close at 1.470.
The worst performers were Tiziana Life Sciences PLC ADR (NASDAQ:) which was down 21.60% to 5.480 in late trade, 360 Finance Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 19.19% to settle at 11.20 and Vislink Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.61% to 2.5700 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1989 to 1093 and 59 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2002 rose and 805 declined, while 46 ended unchanged.
Shares in Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 22.04% or 31.45 to 174.17. Shares in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; up 5.62% or 11.53 to 216.54. Shares in Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 88.67% or 1.800 to 3.830. Shares in Vislink Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week highs; losing 17.61% or 0.5494 to 2.5700.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.74% to 24.28.
Gold Futures for October delivery was up 0.39% or 7.75 to $1981.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.19% or 0.48 to hit $40.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $43.88 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1757, while USD/JPY rose 0.07% to 106.02.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 93.493.
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