The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 2.40% or 2.00 points to trade at 85.26 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) added 2.14% or 7.62 points to end at 363.58 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was up 1.95% or 2.85 points to 149.07 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP), which fell 1.15% or 0.79 points to trade at 68.03 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) declined 0.84% or 0.39 points to end at 45.93 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was down 0.57% or 0.31 points to 54.39.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) which rose 5.65% to 38.49, Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) which was up 4.94% to settle at 367.65 and Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) which gained 4.46% to close at 163.70.
The worst performers were General Mills Inc (NYSE:GIS) which was down 7.62% to 44.13 in late trade, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) which lost 5.53% to settle at 241.58 and Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc (NYSE:MMC) which was down 4.01% to 83.16 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Realm Therapeutics PLC ADR (NASDAQ:RLM) which rose 77.78% to 6.40, Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VKTX) which was up 87.30% to settle at 19.460 and Vital Thera (NASDAQ:VTL) which gained 70.09% to close at 0.43.
The worst performers were SAExploration Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SAEX) which was down 26.17% to 5.980 in late trade, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) which lost 20.00% to settle at 0.012 and China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:CIFS) which was down 19.64% to 9.00 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1719 to 1331 and 116 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1469 rose and 1095 declined, while 150 ended unchanged.
Shares in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.46% or 6.99 to 163.70. Shares in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) rose to all time highs; rising 2.40% or 2.00 to 85.26. Shares in Realm Therapeutics PLC ADR (NASDAQ:RLM) rose to all time highs; gaining 77.78% or 2.80 to 6.40. Shares in SAExploration Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SAEX) fell to 52-week lows; falling 26.17% or 2.120 to 5.980. Shares in Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VKTX) rose to all time highs; rising 87.30% or 9.070 to 19.460. Shares in Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) fell to all time lows; falling 20.00% or 0.003 to 0.012.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.56% to 12.92.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.24% or 2.90 to $1202.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.49% or 1.02 to hit $69.70 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 1.00 to trade at $79.05 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1671, while USD/JPY rose 0.39% to 112.32.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 94.19.
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