The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), which fell 0.01% or 0.01 points to trade at 93.31 at the close. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) fell 0.12% or 0.07 points to end at 58.09 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was down 0.12% or 0.18 points to 146.03 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 6.93% or 9.63 points to trade at 129.32 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) declined 4.85% or 17.46 points to end at 342.50 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was down 4.75% or 2.38 points to 47.75.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were AutoZone Inc (NYSE:AZO) which rose 6.75% to 880.07, Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) which was up 1.72% to settle at 33.79 and Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) which gained 1.33% to close at 88.98.
The worst performers were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was down 10.92% to 21.12 in late trade, United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) which lost 10.88% to settle at 106.29 and E-TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) which was down 8.05% to 48.65 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PTX) which rose 41.63% to 0.575, American Electric Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AETI) which was up 37.96% to settle at 1.490 and Novelion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NVLN) which gained 32.65% to close at 1.300.
The worst performers were Determine Inc (NASDAQ:DTRM) which was down 25.04% to 0.494 in late trade, ConforMIS Inc (NASDAQ:CFMS) which lost 22.46% to settle at 0.56 and Smaaash Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:SMSH) which was down 19.64% to 2.67 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2584 to 533 and 42 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2305 fell and 351 advanced, while 70 ended unchanged.
Shares in AutoZone Inc (NYSE:AZO) rose to all time highs; up 6.75% or 55.61 to 880.07. Shares in United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) fell to 52-week lows; losing 10.88% or 12.97 to 106.29. Shares in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 1.33% or 1.17 to 88.98. Shares in Smaaash Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:SMSH) fell to all time lows; falling 19.64% or 0.65 to 2.67.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 26.16% to 20.74.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.33% or 4.10 to $1243.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.23% or 0.12 to hit $52.83 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.11 to trade at $61.58 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1342, while USD/JPY fell 0.78% to 112.78.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.907.
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