The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), which rose 3.19% or 7.49 points to trade at 242.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 2.77% or 3.83 points to end at 142.04 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was up 2.31% or 1.60 points to 70.81 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), which fell 1.93% or 0.82 points to trade at 41.58 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 0.43% or 0.41 points to end at 94.54 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was down 0.10% or 0.13 points to 134.92.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which rose 5.34% to 25.260, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) which was up 4.83% to settle at 37.69 and Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) which gained 4.69% to close at 119.04.
The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) which was down 5.30% to 58.43 in late trade, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) which lost 4.82% to settle at 495.60 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:UAA) which was down 4.07% to 20.62 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ATA Inc (NASDAQ:ATAI) which rose 179.17% to 2.010, Egalet Corp (NASDAQ:EGLT) which was up 35.59% to settle at 0.40 and AGM Group Holdings Inc Class A (NASDAQ:AGMH) which gained 27.64% to close at 24.01.
The worst performers were Eidos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EIDX) which was down 31.09% to 13.94 in late trade, Fuling Global Inc (NASDAQ:FORK) which lost 12.50% to settle at 2.450 and Alliance MMA Inc (NASDAQ:AMMA) which was down 13.33% to 0.36 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1848 to 1180 and 143 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1375 rose and 1195 declined, while 156 ended unchanged.
Shares in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) rose to 5-year highs; up 5.34% or 1.280 to 25.260. Shares in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 4.69% or 5.33 to 119.04. Shares in Eidos Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EIDX) fell to all time lows; down 31.09% or 6.29 to 13.94. Shares in Fuling Global Inc (NASDAQ:FORK) fell to 52-week lows; down 12.50% or 0.350 to 2.450.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.33% to 12.15.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.31% or 3.80 to $1217.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.32% or 0.22 to hit $68.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.48 to trade at $76.61 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.50% to 1.1681, while USD/JPY fell 0.17% to 111.08.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 94.66.
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