U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.70%

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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 rose 0.70%, while the index climbed 0.57%, and the index climbed 1.29%.

The best performers of the session on the were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:), which rose 2.46% or 4.47 points to trade at 186.01 at the close. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) added 2.44% or 6.69 points to end at 280.72 and American Express Company (NYSE:) was up 1.97% or 3.56 points to 184.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:), which fell 3.14% or 1.63 points to trade at 50.28 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:) declined 2.15% or 3.46 points to end at 157.49 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.88% or 1.13 points to 127.94.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.18% to 150.41, Match Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 6.70% to settle at 82.48 and Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 6.31% to close at 323.49.

The worst performers were Charles River Laboratories (NYSE:) which was down 7.21% to 253.34 in late trade, Schlumberger NV (NYSE:) which lost 7.11% to settle at 38.69 and Halliburton Company (NYSE:) which was down 6.26% to 35.33 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nkarta Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 140.93% to 18.72, Rubius Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 40.60% to settle at 1.87 and Erytech Pharma SA ADR (NASDAQ:) which gained 37.70% to close at 1.68.

The worst performers were Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 56.17% to 0.79 in late trade, Eliem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 55.76% to settle at 2.88 and Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 44.87% to 14.57 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1712 to 1502 and 108 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2182 rose and 1742 declined, while 194 ended unchanged.

Shares in Charles River Laboratories (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 7.21% or 19.69 to 253.34. Shares in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; up 2.46% or 4.47 to 186.01. Shares in Eliem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 55.76% or 3.63 to 2.88. Shares in Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 44.87% or 11.86 to 14.57.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.22% to 27.02.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.84% or 35.55 to $1,898.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 3.07% or 3.13 to hit $98.94 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 3.40% or 3.61 to trade at $102.54 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.75% to 1.07, while USD/JPY fell 0.39% to 128.07.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 101.74.