Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.13%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.09%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 1.51%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which rose 3.81% or 13.20 points to trade at 359.96 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) added 3.75% or 2.82 points to end at 77.94 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 3.49% or 6.24 points to 184.82 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ), which fell 3.54% or 2.13 points to trade at 58.16 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) declined 1.67% or 3.14 points to end at 185.37 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was down 1.41% or 0.71 points to 49.69.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which rose 11.31% to 23.71, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) which was up 9.50% to settle at 119.79 and Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) which gained 7.00% to close at 152.65.
The worst performers were Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ:DISCA) which was down 8.20% to 28.20 in late trade, Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ:DISCK) which lost 7.38% to settle at 25.87 and Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) which was down 6.58% to 46.60 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were American Electric Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AETI) which rose 169.93% to 1.080, TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO) which was up 58.47% to settle at 73.50 and Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GBT) which gained 47.81% to close at 46.62.
The worst performers were Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ:SEII) which was down 48.04% to 0.722 in late trade, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SNSS) which lost 43.57% to settle at 0.5092 and Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SNNA) which was down 37.59% to 6.31 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2266 to 815 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1667 rose and 985 declined, while 83 ended unchanged.
Shares in Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) fell to 52-week lows; down 6.58% or 3.28 to 46.60. Shares in Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ:SEII) fell to 5-year lows; down 48.04% or 0.668 to 0.722. Shares in Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SNSS) fell to all time lows; losing 43.57% or 0.3931 to 0.5092. Shares in Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SNNA) fell to all time lows; down 37.59% or 3.80 to 6.31.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.02% to 16.44.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.83% or 10.20 to $1236.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.30% or 2.19 to hit $53.12 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.00% or 2.38 to trade at $61.84 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.1349, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 113.62.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.912.