The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 2.26% or 4.91 points to trade at 221.75 at the close. Meanwhile, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) added 2.25% or 3.06 points to end at 138.93 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was up 1.72% or 3.30 points to 194.91 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), which fell 1.25% or 0.50 points to trade at 39.38 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) declined 0.99% or 0.73 points to end at 73.19 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was down 0.96% or 1.99 points to 205.91.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) which rose 8.14% to 136.00, Snap-On Inc (NYSE:SNA) which was up 6.48% to settle at 168.07 and Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) which gained 4.36% to close at 176.66.
The worst performers were Genuine Parts Co (NYSE:GPC) which was down 6.33% to 105.45 in late trade, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) which lost 4.90% to settle at 2.910 and Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) which was down 4.36% to 12.49 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Mustang Bio Inc (NASDAQ:MBIO) which rose 112.03% to 5.64, Checkpoint Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CKPT) which was up 20.73% to settle at 3.32 and Novan Inc (NASDAQ:NOVN) which gained 20.46% to close at 0.78.
The worst performers were Kona Grill Inc (NASDAQ:KONA) which was down 44.44% to 0.30 in late trade, StoneCo Ltd (NASDAQ:STNE) which lost 23.69% to settle at 26.51 and Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ:IPWR) which was down 23.26% to 0.630 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1495 to 1467 and 123 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1348 fell and 1281 advanced, while 91 ended unchanged.
Shares in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rose to all time highs; rising 4.36% or 7.38 to 176.66. Shares in The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 2.25% or 3.06 to 138.93. Shares in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rose to all time highs; up 1.72% or 3.30 to 194.91. Shares in Kona Grill Inc (NASDAQ:KONA) fell to all time lows; falling 44.44% or 0.24 to 0.30.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.05% to 12.09.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.07% or 0.95 to $1277.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.38% or 0.24 to hit $64.00 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $71.94 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1234, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 111.97.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.132.
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