The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), which rose 1.60% or 0.57 points to trade at 36.12 at the close. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) added 0.94% or 1.13 points to end at 121.36 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was up 0.47% or 0.26 points to 55.30 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 2.66% or 9.67 points to trade at 354.42 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declined 2.42% or 4.94 points to end at 198.97 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was down 2.30% or 2.77 points to 117.60.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA) which rose 3.85% to 58.54, American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) which was up 3.32% to settle at 237.84 and Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:RE) which gained 3.07% to close at 241.67.
The worst performers were Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) which was down 5.54% to 95.18 in late trade, IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which lost 5.23% to settle at 117.26 and Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) which was down 5.07% to 69.44 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ABEO) which rose 90.91% to 2.940, Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ:ARDX) which was up 71.18% to settle at 5.82 and Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CDTX) which gained 39.88% to close at 2.35.
The worst performers were CIM Commercial Trust Corp (NASDAQ:CMCT) which was down 8.78% to 16.420 in late trade, Millendo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MLND) which lost 22.44% to settle at 4.70 and NAPCO Security Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:NSSC) which was down 21.87% to 26.940 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1876 to 1103 and 62 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1932 fell and 750 advanced, while 62 ended unchanged.
Shares in American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) rose to all time highs; rising 3.32% or 7.65 to 237.84. Shares in Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.47% or 0.26 to 55.30. Shares in Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ:ARDX) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 71.18% or 2.42 to 5.82. Shares in Millendo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MLND) fell to 52-week lows; down 22.44% or 1.36 to 4.70.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.58% to 19.66.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.75% or 26.80 to $1556.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.09% or 1.15 to hit $53.95 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $58.20 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.0977, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 105.94.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 98.938.
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