At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.95%, while the S&P 500index gained 3.90%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 4.24%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which rose 6.35% or 3.25 points to trade at 54.42 at the close. Meanwhile, Visa Inc (NYSE:V) added 5.55% or 3.72 points to end at 70.69 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 5.67% or 5.88 points to 109.62 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), which rose 1.95% or 0.74 points to trade at 38.73 at the close. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) added 2.30% or 2.25 points to end at 100.00 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was up 2.51% or 1.81 points to 73.87.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM) which rose 41.11% to 59.93, Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK) which was up 9.10% to settle at 85.82 and Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) which gained 8.57% to close at 97.08.
The worst performers were Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG) which was down 4.92% to 11.60 in late trade, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) which lost 3.88% to settle at 7.92 and Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) which was down 3.35% to 70.09 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Forward Industries Inc (NASDAQ:FORD) which rose 41.41% to 1.810, Looksmart Ltd (NASDAQ:LOOK) which was up 35.47% to settle at 1.010 and Professional Diversity Network Inc (NASDAQ:IPDN) which gained 31.67% to close at 0.79.
The worst performers were Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ:GBSN) which was down 39.09% to 0.34 in late trade, Republic Airways Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:RJET) which lost 36.72% to settle at 2.12 and Sky Solar Holdings Adr Rep 8 (NASDAQ:SKYS) which was down 26.47% to 5.00 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2060 to 408 and 2 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1956 rose and 618 declined, while 3 ended unchanged.
Shares in Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG) fell to all time lows; falling 4.92% or 0.60 to 11.60. Shares in Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) fell to 5-year lows; losing 3.88% or 0.32 to 7.92. Shares in Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.35% or 2.43 to 70.09. Shares in Forward Industries Inc (NASDAQ:FORD) rose to 52-week highs; up 41.41% or 0.530 to 1.810. Shares in Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ:GBSN) fell to all time lows; down 39.09% or 0.21 to 0.34. Shares in Republic Airways Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:RJET) fell to all time lows; down 36.72% or 1.23 to 2.12. Shares in Sky Solar Holdings Adr Rep 8 (NASDAQ:SKYS) fell to all time lows; losing 26.47% or 1.80 to 5.00.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 16.21% to 30.18.
Gold for December delivery was down 1.36% or 15.50 to $1122.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.16% or 0.46 to hit $38.85 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.93% or 0.40 to trade at $43.61 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 1.70% to 1.1323, while USD/JPY rose 0.90% to 119.92.
The US Dollar Index was up 1.47% at 95.30.
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