The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), which rose 3.27% or 4.72 points to trade at 149.24 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) added 1.30% or 1.44 points to end at 112.13 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was up 0.83% or 1.66 points to 202.63 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV), which fell 3.71% or 4.82 points to trade at 125.18 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) declined 2.73% or 2.81 points to end at 100.17 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was down 1.86% or 1.23 points to 64.93.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Snap-On Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) which rose 9.50% to 173.29, Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) which was up 5.30% to settle at 78.12 and Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) which gained 4.47% to close at 103.20.
The worst performers were eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) which was down 10.12% to 34.11 in late trade, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) which lost 7.49% to settle at 15.80 and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) which was down 6.38% to 28.31 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Schmitt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:SMIT) which rose 29.58% to 3.110, AC Immune Ltd (NASDAQ:ACIU) which was up 21.48% to settle at 14.31 and Adomani Inc (NASDAQ:ADOM) which gained 20.62% to close at 0.78.
The worst performers were Mersana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MRSN) which was down 31.59% to 11.26 in late trade, AGM Group Holdings Inc Class A (NASDAQ:AGMH) which lost 19.30% to settle at 13.84 and Resources Connection Inc (NASDAQ:RECN) which was down 17.20% to 14.20 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1787 to 1264 and 114 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1394 rose and 1152 declined, while 142 ended unchanged.
Shares in eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) fell to 52-week lows; down 10.12% or 3.84 to 34.11. Shares in Schmitt Industries Inc (NASDAQ:SMIT) rose to 52-week highs; up 29.58% or 0.710 to 3.110. Shares in Mersana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MRSN) fell to all time lows; losing 31.59% or 5.20 to 11.26.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.87% to 12.81.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.42% or 5.10 to $1222.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.46% or 0.31 to hit $68.06 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.40% or 0.29 to trade at $72.61 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1644, while USD/JPY fell 0.35% to 112.45.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 94.97.
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