The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 4.15% or 1.43 points to trade at 35.87 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 3.68% or 3.13 points to end at 88.19 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) was up 2.58% or 3.96 points to 157.61 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which lost 3.33% or 2.80 points to trade at 81.18 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) declined 2.44% or 4.24 points to end at 169.81 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) shed 1.91% or 5.62 points to 288.36.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG ) which rose 15.21% to 21.82, Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE: ADS ) which was up 15.00% to settle at 47.60 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which gained 14.42% to close at 13.09.
The worst performers were Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CINF ) which was down 12.46% to 71.81 in late trade, Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which lost 10.38% to settle at 8.20 and United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE: UPS ) which was down 5.97% to 96.43 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Creative Realities Inc (NASDAQ: CREX ) which rose 308.00% to 4.080, Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SNDX ) which was up 69.42% to settle at 19.50 and Biocardia Inc (NASDAQ: BCDA ) which gained 53.13% to close at 5.18.
The worst performers were DarioHealth Corp (NASDAQ: DRIO ) which was down 21.27% to 7.44 in late trade, Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ: NAKD ) which lost 19.91% to settle at 0.625 and Yield10 Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: YTEN ) which was down 18.71% to 6.43 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2085 to 802 and 59 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1487 rose and 1177 declined, while 61 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.84% to 33.57.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.03% or 0.60 to $1724.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.91% or 0.50 to hit $13.28 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.04 to trade at $23.07 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.0823, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 106.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 100.053.
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