The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 4.16% or 3.63 points to trade at 90.81 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) added 2.41% or 1.20 points to end at 51.02 and Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) was up 2.32% or 1.08 points to 47.68 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which fell 1.26% or 2.83 points to trade at 222.17 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) declined 0.60% or 0.50 points to end at 83.10 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was down 0.48% or 0.59 points to 123.02.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) which rose 8.42% to 60.15, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) which was up 5.74% to settle at 266.62 and Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) which gained 5.20% to close at 75.28.
The worst performers were SBA Communications Corp (NASDAQ:SBAC) which was down 3.44% to 246.01 in late trade, Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) which lost 2.68% to settle at 46.89 and Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) which was down 2.65% to 267.69 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PHAS) which rose 23.79% to 4.84, IRSA Propiedades Comerciales SA ADR (NASDAQ:IRCP) which was up 23.05% to settle at 14.950 and Comtech Telecommunications Corp (NASDAQ:CMTL) which gained 17.27% to close at 34.97.
The worst performers were Titan Medical Inc (NASDAQ:TMDI) which was down 42.72% to 1.1800 in late trade, Vaxart Inc (NASDAQ:VXRT) which lost 37.81% to settle at 0.305 and Electrocore LLC (NASDAQ:ECOR) which was down 23.51% to 2.57 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1802 to 1057 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1577 rose and 1060 declined, while 85 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 6.39% to 15.96.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.91% or 29.40 to $1510.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.22% or 0.70 to hit $56.59 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $62.55 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.0945, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 107.73.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.72% at 98.632.
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