The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM), which rose 1.70% or 1.37 points to trade at 81.83 at the close. Meanwhile, Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) added 1.01% or 0.42 points to end at 42.20 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 0.65% or 0.68 points to 106.08 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 1.71% or 0.81 points to trade at 46.45 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) declined 1.30% or 1.71 points to end at 130.09 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was down 1.13% or 1.51 points to 132.01.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) which rose 7.69% to 232.58, Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) which was up 3.95% to settle at 156.41 and Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) which gained 3.68% to close at 285.80.
The worst performers were T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) which was down 4.88% to 107.73 in late trade, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) which lost 4.21% to settle at 69.17 and PulteGroup Inc (NYSE:PHM) which was down 4.17% to 26.90 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Netlist Inc (NASDAQ:NLST) which rose 91.84% to 0.282, Intellipharmaceutics International (NASDAQ:IPCI) which was up 34.10% to settle at 0.409 and Interlink Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:LINK) which gained 21.71% to close at 4.99.
The worst performers were Mercantil Bank Holding Corp Class B (NASDAQ:MBNAB) which was down 44.23% to 10.00 in late trade, eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN) which lost 31.24% to settle at 8.750 and Advaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ADXS) which was down 28.67% to 1.02 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1999 to 1027 and 130 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1315 fell and 1206 advanced, while 171 ended unchanged.
Shares in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) rose to 52-week highs; rising 3.68% or 10.14 to 285.80. Shares in Mercantil Bank Holding Corp Class B (NASDAQ:MBNAB) fell to all time lows; falling 44.23% or 7.93 to 10.00. Shares in Advaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ADXS) fell to all time lows; losing 28.67% or 0.41 to 1.02.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.71% to 14.90 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.19% or 2.30 to $1202.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.10% or 0.07 to hit $67.84 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.72% or 0.55 to trade at $77.05 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.53% to 1.1560, while USD/JPY rose 0.18% to 110.95.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 95.34.
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