The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), which rose 3.93% or 0.55 points to trade at 14.54 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 0.55% or 0.36 points to end at 66.09 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 0.32% or 0.19 points to 58.83 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which lost 4.10% or 7.08 points to trade at 165.72 in late trade. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) declined 1.90% or 2.80 points to end at 144.90 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 1.54% or 1.58 points to 100.79.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF ) which rose 4.08% to 18.89, Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX ) which was up 3.99% to settle at 31.54 and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which gained 3.93% to close at 14.54.
The worst performers were Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE: SWK ) which was down 6.70% to 144.21 in late trade, Church & Dwight Company Inc (NYSE: CHD ) which lost 5.91% to settle at 45.84 and Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN ) which was down 4.78% to 33.04 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX ) which rose 76.27% to 3.12, Limelight Networks Inc (NASDAQ: LLNW ) which was up 21.71% to settle at 4.990 and iPass Inc (NASDAQ: IPAS ) which gained 18.69% to close at 0.4000.
The worst performers were Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX ) which was down 35.25% to 0.3950 in late trade, Cherokee Inc (NASDAQ: CHKE ) which lost 35.24% to settle at 0.94 and Cambium Learning Group Inc (NASDAQ: ABCD ) which was down 24.12% to 10.305 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2055 to 987 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1514 fell and 1001 advanced, while 155 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.39% to 16.82.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.78% or 10.50 to $1338.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $68.28 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $73.82 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.47% to 1.2288, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 107.60.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 90.06.
Add Chart to Comment
We encourage you to use comments to engage with users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:
- Enrich the conversation
- Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed.
- Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically.
- Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases.
- NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and links within a comment will be removed
- Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user.
- Don’t Monopolize the Conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also believe strongly in giving everyone a chance to air their thoughts. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
- Only English comments will be allowed.
Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.