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© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.36%

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 gained 0.36% to hit a new all time high, while the index added 0.35%, and the index climbed 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which rose 4.20% or 7.43 points to trade at 184.47 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:) added 2.35% or 8.74 points to end at 380.50 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) was up 1.64% or 2.55 points to 158.32 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 0.91% or 0.49 points to trade at 53.25 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.89% or 2.18 points to end at 242.88 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was down 0.59% or 1.41 points to 238.18.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Albemarle Corp (NYSE:) which rose 6.83% to 187.50, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 4.35% to settle at 685.50 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) which gained 4.20% to close at 184.47.

The worst performers were HP Inc (NYSE:) which was down 2.76% to 29.21 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 2.70% to settle at 37.84 and Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 2.54% to 349.06 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 311.86% to 17.010, State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 191.43% to settle at 50.30 and SGOCO Group Ltd (NASDAQ:) which gained 103.58% to close at 19.930.

The worst performers were Toughbuilt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 33.01% to 0.7034 in late trade, UTStarcom Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 20.41% to settle at 1.5600 and Newegg Commerce Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 19.13% to 37.76 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1798 to 1371 and 128 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1763 fell and 1725 advanced, while 133 ended unchanged.

Shares in Albemarle Corp (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 6.83% or 11.99 to 187.50. Shares in Mediaco Holding Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 311.86% or 12.880 to 17.010. Shares in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 191.43% or 33.04 to 50.30. Shares in SGOCO Group Ltd (NASDAQ:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 103.58% or 10.140 to 19.930.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.06% to 16.17.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.25% or 4.55 to $1806.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.56% or 0.42 to hit $74.14 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.41% or 0.31 to trade at $75.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1860, while USD/JPY rose 0.20% to 110.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.237.

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