(C) Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 3.19%
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), which rose 8.00% or 9.85 points to trade at 133.01 at the close. Meanwhile, Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) added 7.28% or 5.22 points to end at 76.95 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was up 7.03% or 10.53 points to 160.23 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:BA), which fell 6.00% or 9.72 points to trade at 152.28 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 0.32% or 0.09 points to end at 28.65 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 0.81% or 1.28 points to 159.62.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE:UHS) which rose 12.52% to 100.13, Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) which was up 10.52% to settle at 178.26 and Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) which gained 10.13% to close at 155.91.
The worst performers were Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) which was down 15.43% to 4.11 in late trade, Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) which lost 14.26% to settle at 5.41 and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) which was down 13.71% to 29.77 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Electrocore LLC (NASDAQ:ECOR) which rose 199.88% to 1.210, Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) which was up 130.23% to settle at 0.5399 and Supercom Lt (NASDAQ:SPCB) which gained 107.73% to close at 1.0800.
The worst performers were Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) which was down 51.27% to 1.14 in late trade, Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) which lost 27.36% to settle at 6.61 and Centennial Resource Development Inc (NASDAQ:CDEV) which was down 26.65% to 0.26 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1713 to 1172 and 41 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1648 rose and 1034 declined, while 56 ended unchanged.
Shares in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) fell to 5-year lows; down 15.43% or 0.75 to 4.11. Shares in Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) fell to 52-week lows; falling 51.27% or 1.20 to 1.14. Shares in Centennial Resource Development Inc (NASDAQ:CDEV) fell to all time lows; losing 26.65% or 0.10 to 0.26.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 12.91% to 57.08.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.65% or 10.70 to $1643.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 5.76% or 1.24 to hit $20.27 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.19% or 0.05 to trade at $26.45 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1049, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 107.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 99.118.
U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 3.19%
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