© Reuters.  U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.28%© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.28%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.28% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), which rose 2.21% or 0.53 points to trade at 24.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 2.03% or 2.46 points to end at 123.83 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 1.64% or 4.08 points to 253.08 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 0.76% or 1.21 points to trade at 158.67 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) declined 0.69% or 0.37 points to end at 53.50 and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) was down 0.47% or 0.38 points to 80.00.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) which rose 6.72% to 35.10, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) which was up 4.06% to settle at 6.03 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which gained 4.13% to close at 187.55.

The worst performers were Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) which was down 6.24% to 14.87 in late trade, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) which lost 4.78% to settle at 27.30 and Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) which was down 4.57% to 12.52 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ITUS Corp (NASDAQ:ITUS) which rose 85.51% to 1.280, Dimension Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:DMTX) which was up 40.48% to settle at 5.90 and Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CAPR) which gained 32.00% to close at 1.3200.

The worst performers were Recon Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:RCON) which was down 22.02% to 0.811 in late trade, SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) which lost 15.85% to settle at 1.54 and Xcel Brands Inc (NASDAQ:XELB) which was down 15.29% to 3.60 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1751 to 1334 and 146 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1513 rose and 998 declined, while 134 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) fell to 5-year lows; losing 6.24% or 0.99 to 14.87. Shares in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose to all time highs; rising 4.13% or 7.44 to 187.55. Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) rose to all time highs; rising 2.03% or 2.46 to 123.83. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) rose to all time highs; rising 1.64% or 4.08 to 253.08. Shares in SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) fell to all time lows; losing 15.85% or 0.29 to 1.54.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.20% to 10.15 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.03% or 13.66 to $1311.54 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.26% or 0.13 to hit $50.31 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.17 to trade at $55.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1955, while USD/JPY rose 0.65% to 111.54.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 91.81.

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