The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), which rose 1.92% or 1.29 points to trade at 68.42 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) added 1.43% or 1.20 points to end at 85.21 and Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was up 1.38% or 0.73 points to 53.65 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), which fell 3.63% or 3.15 points to trade at 83.55 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 3.50% or 8.56 points to end at 235.74 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was down 1.41% or 0.46 points to 32.06.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL) which rose 7.11% to 40.05, PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) which was up 6.18% to settle at 94.83 and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) which gained 5.03% to close at 15.34.
The worst performers were Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) which was down 6.51% to 65.37 in late trade, Navient Cor (NASDAQ:NAVI) which lost 6.41% to settle at 15.77 and Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) which was down 6.13% to 13.78 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ:PULM) which rose 127.97% to 1.550, Benitec Biopharma Ltd (NASDAQ:BNTC) which was up 62.16% to settle at 3.0000 and Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ:YECO) which gained 49.39% to close at 1.278.
The worst performers were Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ:ADHD) which was down 50.66% to 0.94 in late trade, EnteroMedics Inc (NASDAQ:ETRM) which lost 35.04% to settle at 8.9000 and Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ:GLBS) which was down 32.17% to 4.8500 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1769 to 1456 and 38 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1859 fell and 708 advanced, while 67 ended unchanged.
Shares in Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ:ADHD) fell to all time lows; falling 50.66% or 0.96 to 0.94.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.61% to 11.86.
Gold for February delivery was up 1.60% or 19.15 to $1215.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.29% or 0.15 to hit $52.52 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.64% or 0.36 to trade at $55.50 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 1.00% to 1.0707, while USD/JPY fell 1.30% to 112.72.
The US Dollar Index was down 1.19% at 100.32.
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