The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT), which rose 9.33% or 8.42 points to trade at 98.64 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) added 4.28% or 14.21 points to end at 345.97 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was up 3.23% or 4.26 points to 136.28 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 0.61% or 0.29 points to trade at 47.17 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 0.31% or 0.35 points to end at 112.50 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was down 0.02% or 0.02 points to 107.64.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) which rose 9.33% to 98.64, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) which was up 4.64% to settle at 19.41 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) which gained 4.28% to close at 345.97.
The worst performers were Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) which was down 4.40% to 502.76 in late trade, NetApp Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP) which lost 3.59% to settle at 79.51 and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) which was down 3.30% to 4.255 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were JMU Ltd (NASDAQ:JMU) which rose 46.83% to 1.850, Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) which was up 34.38% to settle at 0.311 and SAExploration Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SAEX) which gained 28.89% to close at 0.580.
The worst performers were Pain Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTIE) which was down 47.45% to 1.030 in late trade, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) which lost 37.50% to settle at 0.030 and ParkerVision Inc (NASDAQ:PRKR) which was down 32.11% to 0.2600 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2270 to 816 and 29 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1766 rose and 784 declined, while 128 ended unchanged.
Shares in Pain Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTIE) fell to all time lows; losing 47.45% or 0.930 to 1.030. Shares in Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) fell to all time lows; falling 37.50% or 0.018 to 0.030. Shares in ParkerVision Inc (NASDAQ:PRKR) fell to all time lows; losing 32.11% or 0.1230 to 0.2600.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.58% to 13.53.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.34% or 4.00 to $1181.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.71% or 0.46 to hit $65.47 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.82% or 0.58 to trade at $71.34 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1377, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 110.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.47.
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