The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which rose 0.72% or 1.11 points to trade at 155.75 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 0.66% or 1.00 points to end at 152.50 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) was up 0.66% or 0.47 points to 72.11 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 2.29% or 1.48 points to trade at 63.29 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 0.82% or 0.90 points to end at 108.67 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 0.78% or 2.04 points to 258.97.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Scana Corporation (NYSE: SCG ) which rose 4.33% to 39.01, Edison International (NYSE: EIX ) which was up 3.03% to settle at 65.23 and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which gained 2.55% to close at 28.16.
The worst performers were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was down 3.21% to 10.540 in late trade, Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) which lost 2.29% to settle at 63.29 and Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) which was down 2.00% to 48.50 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sigma Labs Inc (NASDAQ: SGLB ) which rose 150.00% to 3.500, Ignyta Inc (NASDAQ: RXDX ) which was up 72.67% to settle at 26.85 and Adomani Inc (NASDAQ: ADOM ) which gained 55.27% to close at 3.68.
The worst performers were Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ: AGRX ) which was down 47.06% to 2.52 in late trade, Net Element Inc (NASDAQ: NETE ) which lost 22.35% to settle at 14.5600 and MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd (NASDAQ: MTSL ) which was down 17.75% to 2.2700 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1564 to 1506 and 140 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1440 fell and 1082 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 2.39% to 9.85.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.65% or 8.20 to $1278.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $58.33 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.22% or 0.14 to trade at $65.04 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1864, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 113.29.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 92.88.
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