(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.62%
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which rose 7.41% or 5.78 points to trade at 83.81 at the close. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) added 4.54% or 12.61 points to end at 290.61 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) was up 4.53% or 1.90 points to 43.85 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), which fell 0.55% or 0.24 points to trade at 43.70 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) declined 0.23% or 0.29 points to end at 123.42 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was down 0.10% or 0.11 points to 113.81.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) which rose 14.66% to 228.71, Leggett & Platt Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) which was up 9.79% to settle at 27.03 and Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) which gained 9.62% to close at 59.16.
The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which was down 8.20% to 3.36 in late trade, Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) which lost 3.80% to settle at 205.59 and Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) which was down 3.45% to 10.36 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Applied DNA Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:APDN) which rose 71.09% to 15.21, Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:GSMG) which was up 45.79% to settle at 3.56 and Allogene Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALLO) which gained 35.96% to close at 42.12.
The worst performers were CytomX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CTMX) which was down 36.08% to 9.23 in late trade, Organovo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ONVO) which lost 33.87% to settle at 0.5900 and Citius Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CTXR) which was down 25.23% to 0.830 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1596 to 1302 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1364 fell and 1294 advanced, while 61 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 7.57% to 32.61.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.28% or 22.00 to $1738.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 9.37% or 2.37 to hit $27.66 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.11 to trade at $31.50 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.0805, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 107.25.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 100.330.
U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.62%
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