The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 1.81% or 2.92 points to trade at 164.65 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 1.54% or 0.96 points to end at 63.35 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 1.26% or 2.27 points to 182.58 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 3.60% or 6.94 points to trade at 185.89 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) declined 3.35% or 11.41 points to end at 329.33 and Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) shed 2.33% or 5.10 points to 213.70.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which rose 8.58% to 25.06, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which was up 8.41% to settle at 60.97 and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS ) which gained 8.25% to close at 67.20.
The worst performers were Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN ) which was down 6.91% to 22.75 in late trade, Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS ) which lost 4.98% to settle at 14.70 and Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN ) which was down 4.67% to 88.22 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Neurosense Therapeutics Ltd (NASDAQ: NRSN ) which rose 299.36% to 6.23, Clarus Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CRXT ) which was up 58.44% to settle at 1.22 and Yumanity Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: YMTX ) which gained 58.04% to close at 1.77.
The worst performers were Vallon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: VLON ) which was down 68.95% to 2.31 in late trade, Allena Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALNA ) which lost 43.16% to settle at 0.28 and Imperial Petroleum Inc (NASDAQ: IMPP ) which was down 36.71% to 1.50 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1924 to 1289 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2464 fell and 1443 advanced, while 177 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.42% to 23.53 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.34% or 6.50 to $1,935.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 7.13% or 7.35 to hit $110.44 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 7.60% or 8.20 to trade at $116.13 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.31% to 1.10, while USD/JPY rose 0.26% to 119.49.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 98.51.
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