The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ), which rose 1.82% or 1.43 points to trade at 79.80 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 1.43% or 2.15 points to end at 152.93 and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) was up 0.80% or 0.61 points to 77.18 in late trade.
Biggest losers included United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ), which lost 5.69% or 6.71 points to trade at 111.21 in late trade. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) declined 3.73% or 4.47 points to end at 115.43 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) shed 3.59% or 8.10 points to 217.78.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) which rose 4.23% to 44.55, Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ: URBN ) which was up 3.65% to settle at 21.87 and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which gained 2.99% to close at 32.75.
The worst performers were Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK ) which was down 12.28% to 36.12 in late trade, XL Group Ltd (NYSE: XL ) which lost 5.80% to settle at 38.27 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) which was down 5.69% to 111.21 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Insmed Inc (NASDAQ: INSM ) which rose 119.61% to 26.990, XOMA Corp (NASDAQ: XOMA ) which was up 44.19% to settle at 16.1200 and Tyme Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: TYME ) which gained 32.04% to close at 7.50.
The worst performers were Cellectis SA (NASDAQ: CLLS ) which was down 20.26% to 25.66 in late trade, LM Funding America Inc (NASDAQ: LMFA ) which lost 16.88% to settle at 2.61 and Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC ) which was down 16.10% to 12.82 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2148 to 964 and 124 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1705 fell and 809 advanced, while 126 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 21.72% to 12.33.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.01% or 13.40 to $1343.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.66% or 1.26 to hit $48.55 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.55% or 0.81 to trade at $53.15 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1917, while USD/JPY fell 0.83% to 108.81.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 92.27.
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