The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which rose 2.07% or 0.90 points to trade at 44.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 2.06% or 2.52 points to end at 124.95 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 1.92% or 3.51 points to 186.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which fell 0.89% or 0.96 points to trade at 106.37 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) declined 0.51% or 0.25 points to end at 48.60 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was down 0.47% or 0.70 points to 147.47.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were AutoZone Inc (NYSE:AZO) which rose 5.57% to 1032.25, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) which was up 5.29% to settle at 35.00 and Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX) which gained 4.63% to close at 105.71.
The worst performers were Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) which was down 12.34% to 55.15 in late trade, Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE:VAR) which lost 1.97% to settle at 127.94 and JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) which was down 1.77% to 95.75 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were JMU Ltd (NASDAQ:JMU) which rose 59.84% to 1.950, NanoVibronix Inc (NASDAQ:NAOV) which was up 61.87% to settle at 4.50 and Westwater Resources Inc (NASDAQ:WWR) which gained 29.92% to close at 4.9500.
The worst performers were BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BCRX) which was down 52.91% to 3.480 in late trade, China Bat Group Inc (NASDAQ:GLG) which lost 46.21% to settle at 0.7100 and Novelion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NVLN) which was down 26.03% to 0.873 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2292 to 677 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1841 rose and 816 declined, while 82 ended unchanged.
Shares in Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) fell to 52-week lows; falling 12.34% or 7.76 to 55.15. Shares in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BCRX) fell to 52-week lows; losing 52.91% or 3.910 to 3.480. Shares in China Bat Group Inc (NASDAQ:GLG) fell to 52-week lows; losing 46.21% or 0.6100 to 0.7100.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 8.34% to 14.95.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.22% or 2.80 to $1274.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.36% or 0.23 to hit $62.98 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $71.99 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1166, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 110.50.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.868.
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