Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.14%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.74%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which rose 2.64% or 2.77 points to trade at 107.59 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) added 2.10% or 0.97 points to end at 47.21 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was up 1.50% or 1.79 points to 121.13 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM), which fell 1.87% or 1.93 points to trade at 101.36 at the close. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) declined 1.42% or 1.10 points to end at 76.54 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was down 1.13% or 0.83 points to 72.51.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) which rose 6.63% to 19.63, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) which was up 4.93% to settle at 270.23 and Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) which gained 4.68% to close at 239.25.
The worst performers were Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) which was down 5.30% to 31.26 in late trade, Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) which lost 5.05% to settle at 15.61 and Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:UA) which was down 4.80% to 21.010 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Xperi Corp (NASDAQ:XPER) which rose 43.74% to 18.37, Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INNT) which was up 38.39% to settle at 3.10 and NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ:NTRI) which gained 27.72% to close at 43.68.
The worst performers were Tivity Health Inc (NASDAQ:TVTY) which was down 31.91% to 27.65 in late trade, Draper Oakwood Technology Acquisition Inc Class A (NASDAQ:DOTA) which lost 28.82% to settle at 6.43 and Axovant Sciences Ltd (NASDAQ:AXON) which was down 27.49% to 1.24 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2070 to 1014 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1529 fell and 1122 advanced, while 77 ended unchanged.
Shares in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) fell to 5-year lows; falling 5.30% or 1.75 to 31.26. Shares in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) fell to 5-year lows; losing 5.05% or 0.83 to 15.61. Shares in JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.87% or 1.93 to 101.36. Shares in Tivity Health Inc (NASDAQ:TVTY) fell to 52-week lows; down 31.91% or 12.96 to 27.65. Shares in Draper Oakwood Technology Acquisition Inc Class A (NASDAQ:DOTA) fell to all time lows; losing 28.82% or 2.60 to 6.43.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.54% to 22.64.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.75 to $1249.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.42% or 1.80 to hit $50.81 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.90% or 1.79 to trade at $59.88 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1353, while USD/JPY rose 0.58% to 113.34.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.73% at 97.180.