U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 5.09%

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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 5.09%, while the index added 4.60%, and the index added 4.49%.

The best performers of the session on the were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 9.31% or 25.45 points to trade at 298.81 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:) added 7.62% or 8.20 points to end at 115.88 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) was up 7.12% or 18.15 points to 273.11 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Walt Disney Company (NYSE:), which rose 1.98% or 2.33 points to trade at 119.98 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 2.50% or 1.01 points to end at 41.42 and 3M Company (NYSE:) was up 2.53% or 3.78 points to 153.02.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:) which rose 9.96% to 309.14, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 9.31% to settle at 298.81 and Crown Castle International Corp (NYSE:) which gained 9.04% to close at 156.24.

The worst performers were Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:) which was down 7.12% to 33.67 in late trade, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE:) which lost 4.48% to settle at 35.59 and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.41% to 20.10 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 142.42% to 0.8000, Novan Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 112.51% to settle at 0.4673 and Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 69.64% to close at 27.72.

The worst performers were Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 42.31% to 0.4500 in late trade, Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 34.79% to settle at 15.650 and Nextdecade Corp (NASDAQ:) which was down 28.20% to 2.75 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2350 to 547 and 30 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1940 rose and 757 declined, while 45 ended unchanged.

Shares in Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 3-years highs; up 69.64% or 11.38 to 27.72. Shares in Nextdecade Corp (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 28.20% or 1.08 to 2.75.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 16.68% to 33.42.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.50% or 23.45 to $1590.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 6.17% or 2.76 to hit $47.52 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.06 to trade at $52.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1139, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 108.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.55% at 97.537.

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