The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which rose 1.64% or 3.09 points to trade at 192.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) added 1.20% or 0.53 points to end at 44.53 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was up 0.74% or 1.03 points to 139.79 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), which fell 3.66% or 4.96 points to trade at 130.45 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 2.99% or 1.50 points to end at 48.71 and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) was down 2.90% or 3.96 points to 132.39.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which rose 12.84% to 24.26, Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) which was up 3.24% to settle at 91.64 and Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) which gained 2.37% to close at 79.40.
The worst performers were NetApp Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP) which was down 8.11% to 61.66 in late trade, Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) which lost 7.93% to settle at 59.01 and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) which was down 7.30% to 27.17 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Urban Tea Inc (NASDAQ:MYT) which rose 30.77% to 2.3800, Trans World Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:TWMC) which was up 21.36% to settle at 0.401 and ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CTRV) which gained 16.96% to close at 0.1310.
The worst performers were Obalon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OBLN) which was down 47.69% to 0.68 in late trade, Organovo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ONVO) which lost 39.46% to settle at 0.545 and Proteon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PRTO) which was down 33.27% to 0.42 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2321 to 659 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2117 fell and 539 advanced, while 94 ended unchanged.
Shares in Organovo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ONVO) fell to all time lows; falling 39.46% or 0.355 to 0.545.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 14.71% to 16.92.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.69% or 8.75 to $1282.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 5.29% or 3.25 to hit $58.17 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $67.94 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1185, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 109.59.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 97.730.
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