The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), which rose 1.48% or 1.33 points to trade at 91.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) added 0.53% or 1.19 points to end at 224.41 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) was down 0.15% or 0.16 points to 104.12 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which fell 2.09% or 0.67 points to trade at 31.41 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) declined 1.93% or 0.66 points to end at 33.54 and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was down 1.88% or 1.81 points to 94.42.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) which rose 10.45% to 198.52, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) which was up 6.00% to settle at 6.18 and Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) which gained 4.96% to close at 192.79.
The worst performers were Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) which was down 4.13% to 128.78 in late trade, Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) which lost 3.71% to settle at 142.35 and McCormick & Company Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) which was down 3.63% to 95.36 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPEX) which rose 105.24% to 3.9200, CHF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:CHFS) which was up 75.61% to settle at 1.080 and NXT-ID Inc (NASDAQ:NXTD) which gained 71.86% to close at 2.8700.
The worst performers were Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) which was down 46.14% to 0.6840 in late trade, Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) which lost 27.92% to settle at 0.4250 and Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2 (NASDAQ:QPAC) which was down 23.32% to 7.66 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2194 to 954 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1504 fell and 979 advanced, while 150 ended unchanged.
Shares in Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) rose to all time highs; up 4.96% or 9.11 to 192.79. Shares in Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPEX) rose to 52-week highs; rising 105.24% or 2.0100 to 3.9200. Shares in Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) fell to 3-years lows; falling 46.14% or 0.5860 to 0.6840. Shares in Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) fell to 52-week lows; losing 27.92% or 0.1646 to 0.4250.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 14.56% to 11.49 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.22% or 2.79 to $1246.31 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.29% or 0.13 to hit $44.87 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $47.56 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.55% to 1.1441, while USD/JPY fell 0.16% to 112.11.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 95.30.
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