The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), which rose 2.21% or 0.53 points to trade at 24.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 2.03% or 2.46 points to end at 123.83 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 1.64% or 4.08 points to 253.08 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 0.76% or 1.21 points to trade at 158.67 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) declined 0.69% or 0.37 points to end at 53.50 and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) was down 0.47% or 0.38 points to 80.00.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) which rose 6.72% to 35.10, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) which was up 4.06% to settle at 6.03 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which gained 4.13% to close at 187.55.
The worst performers were Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) which was down 6.24% to 14.87 in late trade, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) which lost 4.78% to settle at 27.30 and Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) which was down 4.57% to 12.52 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ITUS Corp (NASDAQ:ITUS) which rose 85.51% to 1.280, Dimension Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:DMTX) which was up 40.48% to settle at 5.90 and Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CAPR) which gained 32.00% to close at 1.3200.
The worst performers were Recon Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:RCON) which was down 22.02% to 0.811 in late trade, SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) which lost 15.85% to settle at 1.54 and Xcel Brands Inc (NASDAQ:XELB) which was down 15.29% to 3.60 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1751 to 1334 and 146 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1513 rose and 998 declined, while 134 ended unchanged.
Shares in Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) fell to 5-year lows; losing 6.24% or 0.99 to 14.87. Shares in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose to all time highs; rising 4.13% or 7.44 to 187.55. Shares in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) rose to all time highs; rising 2.03% or 2.46 to 123.83. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) rose to all time highs; rising 1.64% or 4.08 to 253.08. Shares in SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ:SNES) fell to all time lows; losing 15.85% or 0.29 to 1.54.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.20% to 10.15 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.03% or 13.66 to $1311.54 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.26% or 0.13 to hit $50.31 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.17 to trade at $55.45 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1955, while USD/JPY rose 0.65% to 111.54.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 91.81.