The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), which rose 2.99% or 4.69 points to trade at 161.53 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 2.60% or 1.13 points to end at 44.51 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 2.41% or 1.19 points to 50.48 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), which rose 0.02% or 0.02 points to trade at 115.78 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) added 0.09% or 0.19 points to end at 218.46 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was up 0.25% or 0.28 points to 112.97.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) which rose 9.68% to 8.79, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) which was up 7.25% to settle at 159.56 and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE:WAB) which gained 6.90% to close at 66.610.
The worst performers were Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) which was down 9.06% to 138.69 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) which lost 1.20% to settle at 37.99 and Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) which was down 1.12% to 46.63 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Plus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PSTV) which rose 272.16% to 14.4400, Solid Biosciences LLC (NASDAQ:SLDB) which was up 43.25% to settle at 8.81 and Organogenesis Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ORGO) which gained 29.13% to close at 4.610.
The worst performers were OptimumBank Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OPHC) which was down 35.76% to 2.120 in late trade, SAExploration Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SAEX) which lost 31.69% to settle at 2.220 and Yangtze River Port and Logistics Ltd (NASDAQ:YRIV) which was down 25.67% to 0.60 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2366 to 628 and 24 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2124 rose and 568 declined, while 62 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 12.80% to 18.47.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 7.40 to $1523.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.83% or 0.45 to hit $54.92 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.79% or 0.46 to trade at $58.69 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1091, while USD/JPY rose 0.25% to 106.38.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.062.
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