The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ), which rose 1.34% or 0.73 points to trade at 55.02 at the close. Meanwhile, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) added 0.96% or 1.25 points to end at 130.79 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was up 0.90% or 1.03 points to 115.27 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which fell 2.81% or 2.32 points to trade at 80.18 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) declined 2.40% or 4.89 points to end at 198.85 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was down 2.07% or 2.38 points to 112.79.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Constellation Brands Inc Class A (NYSE:STZ) which rose 5.38% to 222.10, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) which was up 4.02% to settle at 112.99 and Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) which gained 3.10% to close at 22.93.
The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which was down 8.25% to 11.45 in late trade, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) which lost 5.36% to settle at 66.19 and Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) which was down 4.97% to 66.32 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Vaxart Inc (NASDAQ:VXRT) which rose 77.97% to 5.250, I-AM Capital Acquisition Co (NASDAQ:IAM) which was up 56.38% to settle at 10.10 and Histogenics Corp (NASDAQ:HSGX) which gained 51.52% to close at 1.000.
The worst performers were Pain Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTIE) which was down 56.55% to 1.260 in late trade, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) which lost 42.47% to settle at 0.021 and Inpixon (NASDAQ:INPX) which was down 28.57% to 0.3000 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2468 to 651 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2022 fell and 608 advanced, while 90 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 22.22% to 14.19.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.30 to $1203.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.46% or 1.88 to hit $74.53 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.80% or 1.55 to trade at $84.74 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.31% to 1.1513, while USD/JPY fell 0.53% to 113.93.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 95.43.
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