U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.46%

U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Financials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.46%, while the S&P 500 index gained 1.55%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 2.06%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which rose 3.73% or 3.94 points to trade at 109.68 at the close. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) added 3.30% or 3.40 points to end at 106.47 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was up 2.95% or 3.74 points to 130.34 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), which fell 0.82% or 1.06 points to trade at 127.98 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) declined 0.31% or 0.15 points to end at 48.87 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was up 0.03% or 0.04 points to 141.37.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) which rose 8.19% to 23.52, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) which was up 6.89% to settle at 111.52 and L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which gained 6.74% to close at 31.99.

The worst performers were Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) which was down 3.73% to 39.02 in late trade, United Continental Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UAL) which lost 3.26% to settle at 91.75 and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) which was down 2.42% to 24.97 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Tyme Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:TYME) which rose 30.23% to 2.80, Safe-T Group Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:SFET) which was up 29.18% to settle at 5.8000 and Adial Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ADIL) which gained 24.81% to close at 1.66.

The worst performers were Zafgen Inc (NASDAQ:ZFGN) which was down 40.55% to 5.41 in late trade, Mercantil Bank Holding Corp (NASDAQ:AMTBB) which lost 22.58% to settle at 12.00 and Tenax Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TENX) which was down 19.69% to 2.610 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1964 to 1102 and 82 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1551 rose and 1113 declined, while 75 ended unchanged.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 11.56% to 18.90.

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