The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 2.43% or 1.21 points to trade at 50.92 at the close. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) added 1.53% or 1.22 points to end at 80.95 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 0.94% or 1.91 points to 205.21 in late trade.
Biggest losers included JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which lost 1.23% or 1.42 points to trade at 113.88 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 1.12% or 2.40 points to end at 211.54 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 1.01% or 3.70 points to 361.63.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF ) which rose 3.66% to 47.86, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was up 3.55% to settle at 34.39 and Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which gained 2.90% to close at 137.77.
The worst performers were Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC ) which was down 10.68% to 22.84 in late trade, Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE: PCG ) which lost 8.66% to settle at 17.72 and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which was down 5.18% to 1.830 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR ) which rose 93.48% to 6.2300, American Electric Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AETI ) which was up 35.29% to settle at 1.380 and Taronis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: TRNX ) which gained 33.30% to close at 0.350.
The worst performers were FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL ) which was down 47.18% to 0.383 in late trade, Yogaworks Inc (NASDAQ: YOGA ) which lost 26.15% to settle at 0.48 and Farmmi Inc (NASDAQ: FAMI ) which was down 20.00% to 1.3600 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1589 to 1417 and 18 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1403 fell and 1226 advanced, while 117 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.34% to 12.68.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.26% or 3.70 to $1415.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.44% or 0.87 to hit $59.34 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $66.20 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1259, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 107.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 96.567.
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