(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 10.47% or 40.28 points to trade at 425.04 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) added 1.58% or 1.25 points to end at 80.24 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) was up 1.42% or 0.66 points to 47.10 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 2.82% or 3.85 points to trade at 132.88 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) declined 2.70% or 2.33 points to end at 83.94 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 2.44% or 3.95 points to 158.00.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) which rose 10.47% to 425.04, Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) which was up 9.68% to settle at 171.85 and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) which gained 8.17% to close at 253.67.
The worst performers were Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:UAA) which was down 8.12% to 10.52 in late trade, Newell Brands Inc (NASDAQ:NWL) which lost 7.45% to settle at 16.40 and Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) which was down 6.91% to 27.87 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Zion Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:ZN) which rose 65.32% to 0.4500, Betterware De Mexico SA de CV (NASDAQ:BWMX) which was up 56.26% to settle at 13.00 and DarioHealth Corp (NASDAQ:DRIO) which gained 53.66% to close at 12.40.
The worst performers were Taoping Inc (NASDAQ:TAOP) which was down 58.18% to 3.6800 in late trade, Precipio Inc (NASDAQ:PRPO) which lost 55.14% to settle at 3.140 and Liminal BioSciences Inc (NASDAQ:LMNL) which was down 31.44% to 16.31 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1776 to 1274 and 89 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1893 fell and 913 advanced, while 63 ended unchanged.
Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; gaining 10.47% or 40.28 to 425.04. Shares in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) rose to all time highs; rising 8.17% or 19.17 to 253.67. Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose to all time highs; up 10.47% or 40.28 to 425.04. Shares in Betterware De Mexico SA de CV (NASDAQ:BWMX) rose to all time highs; up 56.26% or 4.68 to 13.00. Shares in DarioHealth Corp (NASDAQ:DRIO) rose to 52-week highs; rising 53.66% or 4.33 to 12.40.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.21% to 24.46.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.49% or 28.90 to $1971.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.30% or 0.52 to hit $40.44 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.90% or 0.39 to trade at $43.64 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.57% to 1.1779, while USD/JPY rose 1.06% to 105.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 93.435.
U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.44%
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